Report: Bizarre AUMC incident involved masked man and BB gun

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Augusta University Police Department officials released an incident report detailing the case of a man who entered the hospital with a BB gun. (Source: WRDW)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- A 44-year-old man was detained Monday afternoon after Augusta University Police Department officials say he brought a BB gun into the Medical Center.

According to the AUPD incident report, the man, identified as Shane Levy, was detained shortly after police arrived at the scene Tuesday night.

Police were called to the scene after there were reports of a masked man with an apparent weapon inside the establishment.

Levy, who was handcuffed, reportedly told officers that the weapon in question was, in fact, a BB gun and it was inside his car.

The report says Levy then told officers he did not remember entering the hospital with a mask on or with a weapon.

However, the report says, officers at the scene reviewed surveillance footage that showed Levy getting out of his car and entering the hospital wearing a mask and holding the weapon in his hand.

Multiple witnesses, meanwhile, corroborated that they saw a man matching Levy's description enter the hospital with the weapon.

Levy is charged with felony criminal attempted armed robbery and criminal attempted aggravated assault.