Police arrest armed man at nursing home

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Associated Press

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 8:01 AM

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Police in eastern Kentucky have arrested a man who they say showed up at a construction site with a rifle and then took the weapon to a nursing home.

There were no injuries. Prestonsburg police told WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/YnPf6I ) in Hazard the gun wasn't loaded.

Construction workers told police they saw Philip Baldridge looking through construction materials and confronted him. The workers said the man left, but came back with a rifle. They called police.

Police then got a call that someone with a rifle was outside Riverview Nursing Home. Police say Baldridge left the gun outside and came into the home, saying he was there to visit someone.

Police investigated and found Baldridge is a felon and cannot legally have a firearm. He was arrested.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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