ST. GEORGE, Utah – A report of a man with a gun leads to the discovery of a gun magazine inside the St. George LDS temple visitors center.
The initial call came into police Tuesday afternoon. The caller reported a man walking with a rifle near the Dixie Regional Medical Center 400 East campus. It’s not illegal to openly carry a gun in Utah, but police say they’ll typically respond as a precaution.
“Occasionally someone will see something and let us know,” says St. George Police Captain Mike Giles. “We’ve got protocols in place to ensure that we’re not intervening on someone’s constitutional rights to carry, but we need to make sure that where they’re at they’re not intending any actions that would be illegal.”
Giles says the description was vague. Officers canvassed the neighborhood looking for the man in camouflage. Hospital Spokesperson Terri Draper says they ramped up security following the report, but didn’t see anything suspicious.