Man who caused lockdown at Sacred Heart was flown from Oregon, reportedly blew hand off

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WALLOWA, Ore. — The man who caused a lockdown at Sacred Heart Medical Center’s emergency room has been identified as Marshall Cox from Wallowa, Oregon.

According to the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office, Cox called 911 on January 4, saying he had just blown his hand off.

Wallowa Fire, Medics, and deputies located Cox at 71031 Whiskey Creek Road with severe injuries to his hand.

Cox was taken to the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland grounds and transported by Life Flight to Sacred Heart.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the hospital called Spokane Police after finding suspicious items in Cox’s pockets. The items were later cleared, and none of them were explosive.

On January 5, an Explosives Unit arrived at the property on Whiskey Creek Road for a search warrant.

The Sheriff’s Office says various substances were found, including four glass containers of liquid and crystallized material, along with two devices with fuses.

The Explosives Unit destroyed the four glass containers on the property, and the two other devices were taken to be examined.

The Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this incident.

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