Lacey Police arrest sledgehammer-wielding hospital burglary suspect

LACEY, Wash. — Lacey police arrested a man on Tuesday who they believe broke into multiple hospitals Monday morning with a sledgehammer.

Just after 2 a.m. Lacey police were called to South Sound Behavioral Hospital where a man used a sledgehammer to break into the lobby through the front windows.

He then smashed several doors inside the hospital and said he was “Just looking around.” He then ran away.

Then around 5:45 a.m., police were called to the Providence Lacey Clinic where a similar burglary had occurred. Police believe the same man is responsible.

Police released photos and a description of the suspect.

At 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Lacey Police said they had identified the suspect and taken him into custody.

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