University police detained the suspect without incident as he exited the hospital following a tip from a neighboring police department.

The FBI and ATF responded to an alleged bomb threat at a hospital on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington on Thursday

By Doha Madani

A man was arrested Thursday afternoon after authorities found him in possession of firearms, body armor and possible explosives at a University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington.

Authorities were tipped off by police in nearby Versailles, Kentucky, that suspect Bryan Carroll may be “armed and dangerous,” University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe. Carroll was allegedly at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital to visit a family member.

Bryan Carroll was arrested on Thursday after multiple suspected explosives were found in his car at a University of Kentucky hospital

“He will be charged with multiple state charges as well as pending federal charges,” Monroe said.

No one was injured and Carroll was taken without incident as he was exiting the hospital. The Lexington police, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are aiding in the response.

“I think we took an individual that could be deemed as armed and dangerous into custody very quickly, efficiently and without any harm to anyone, including himself,” Monroe said.

University Police Chief Joe Monroe (pictured) said Monroe said his agency received a tip from police in a neighboring town Carroll was going to the hospital and was considered potentially armed and dangerous

Carroll was in police custody Thursday afternoon and it is unclear whether he has retained an attorney. Carroll is a resident of Versailles, which is located about 13 miles west of the hospital.

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