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Man arrested outside Kentucky hospital after tip-off that he was 'armed and dangerous' was in possession of an AR-15, four live explosives and SIX handguns - including one stuffed down his underwear'

 A man arrested while leaving a University of Kentucky hospital last week was armed with handguns, semiautomatic weapons and at least four explosives,  a police official has revealed. 

Bryan Carroll, 44, was detained by police outside the Chandler Hospital in Lexington last Thursday following a tip-off that he was armed and dangerous. 

Carroll had reportedly been visiting his ailing mother at the medical facility before police pounced.  

During a hearing on Thursday, University of Kentucky Police Detective John Harder said officers waited for Carroll to leave the hospital before blocking his parked vehicle.  

Carroll had eight guns - six handguns, plus an AK-47 style weapon and an AR-15 - and at least four live explosives, either on him or in his car, when he was arrested.  

Carroll was also reportedly wearing body armor with a pistol on his hip and admitted to having another handgun in his underwear. 

He allegedly threatened to harm any officer who tried to arrest him. However, after he was detained, Carroll told University of Kentucky police that they 'weren't the ones he had a problem with.'

He was charged with four counts of using a weapon of mass destruction, five counts of possessing a handgun as a convicted felon, and four other counts, according to court records.  

Harder said police plan to file three new gun charges against Carroll, and he could face more charges related to the explosives.

Carroll had reportedly been visiting his ailing mother at the medical facility before police pounced. He is pictured on surveillance video

Carroll had reportedly been visiting his ailing mother at the medical facility before police pounced. He is pictured on surveillance video 

Carroll's arrest last Thursday sparked a heavy police presence outside the University of Kentucky hospital amid fears he may detonate an explosive

 Carroll's arrest last Thursday sparked a heavy police presence outside the University of Kentucky hospital amid fears he may detonate an explosive

Dozens of officers with the FBI , ATF and several local police departments responded to the scene

Dozens of officers with the FBI , ATF and several local police departments responded to the scene

'While we were on the ground Carroll continued in resisting our efforts to put him in handcuffs,' Detective Harder stated, according to WKYT. 

'After we were able to overpower him and got his hands behind his back in order to cuff him, he became significantly more compliant.'

Versailles Police Chief Mike Murray told The Associated Press  that his department had been following Carroll prior to his arrest at the hospital  because there was an outstanding warrant for a separate arrest over his failure to appear for a felony drug charge in Woodford County. 


Murray said Carroll was considered dangerous because he had stated previously that he would never go back to jail 

During the hearing on Thursday, Carroll's attorney, J. Parker Mincy, argued in court that his client's $150,000 bond was unfairly high because the charges Carroll faces are Class C felonies.

'We don't want to downplay the charge, but the legislature made a decision to make this a Class C felony,' Mincy argued.

 'We see people routinely on Class B and A felonies that are classified as more severe offenses with lower bonds.' 

Carroll had eight guns - six handguns, plus an AK-47 style weapon and an AR-15 - and at least four live explosives, either on him or in his car, when he was arrested. Carroll was also reportedly wearing body armor with a pistol on his hip and admitted to having another handgun in his underwear

Carroll had eight guns - six handguns, plus an AK-47 style weapon and an AR-15 - and at least four live explosives, either on him or in his car, when he was arrested. Carroll was also reportedly wearing body armor with a pistol on his hip and admitted to having another handgun in his underwear

Fayette District Judge John Tackett disagreed.

'I do find Mr. Carroll to be a significant danger to the community' Tackett stated.

Tacket has now sent the case to a grand jury, which will determine if it moves to circuit court for trial.

Carroll remains behind bars. 

Carroll's arrest last Thursday sparked a heavy police presence outside the University of Kentucky hospital amid fears he may detonate an explosive. 

Dozens of officers with the FBI, ATF and several local police departments responded to the scene.  

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have spent days searching Carroll's home and conducting controlled explosions at the property.

Sara Anderson, a spokesperson for the FBI, said Thursday that federal agents are still investigating.

No one was injured in the incident that led authorities to block traffic in the area for more than four hours

1 comment:

  1. what a lousy story to NOT include a 'MOTIVE.' IF he didnt have a problem with the cops, then WHAT????

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