Suburban Hospital Locked Down After Employee's Death

Sunday, Jan 2, 2011  |  Updated 6:47 PM EDT
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Montgomery County Police continue to investigate a brutal murder of a man inside Suburban Hospital.

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Police are investigating after an employee was killed inside Suburban Hospital Saturday morning.

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Suburban Hospital was locked down after an employee's suspicious death in a non-patient area, Montgomery County police said.

Officers identified the victim as Roosevelt Brockington, Jr.  Police said the body of the 40-year-old male employee had sustained traumatic injuries to his upper body, and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Brockington's family identified him as the hospital's lead engineer.

At 10:30 a.m., the employee was assaulted at the hospital, police said. The hospital was locked down at about 10:45 a.m. for almost four hours. 

Ambulances and other emergency vehicles were temporarily rerouted during the investigation.  No visitors or patients were let in our out during the four hour lockdown.

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