Extremist Candidate Forces ID Hospital Into Lockdown

The Associated Press reports:

A major Boise hospital went on lockdown Tuesday after far-right activist Ammon Bundy urged supporters to go the facility in protest of a child protection case involving one of his family friends. Boise Medical Center went on lockdown and began diverting incoming patients at about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“Safety is our top priority,” the hospital said in a statement. “At this time, anyone in need of care should seek alternative health care providers and options. We ask that people please avoid the area near the Boise hospital until further notice.”

Earlier in the day, Bundy released a threatening statement on YouTube warning that if an acquaintance’s young child was not returned to the family after a hearing Tuesday afternoon, that “Patriot groups” would take action.

Read the full article. Bundy is running for Idaho governor as an independent.