Quincy Man in Custody After Blessing Hospital Lockdown
A Quincy man whose actions allegedly led to the Thursday morning lockdown of Blessing Hospital was taken into custody about mid-morning.
Quincy Police responded to a domestic battery report in the 500 block of North 22nd Street at 6:22 a.m. Thursday.
The victim told officers that her attacker, identified as 45 year old Robert Sparks, had told her that he intended to harm himself.
The victim was taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment. Shortly thereafter, the hospital was placed on lockdown based on what officials called an external threat to a person at the hospital.
Meanwhile, Sparks was spotted by authorities near 22nd and College and taken into custody in the Knapheide parking lot on North 30th Street at about 10:15 a.m.
Blessing officials lifted the lockdown about 11 a.m.
Sparks was taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment of self-inflicted wounds.
Sparks is charged with aggravated domestic violence, aggravated assault, aggravated fleeing to elude and resisting arrest.