© 2024 WSHU
NPR News & Classical Music
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
89.9 FM is currently running on reduced power. 89.9 HD1 and HD2 are off the air. While we work to fix the issue, we recommend downloading the WSHU app.

Disgruntled former hospital employee arrested with firearms on the way to his former workplace

Robert Thibodeau
Plattsburgh City Police
Robert Thibodeau

Plattsburgh City Police arrested a 52-year-old former employee of the UVM Health Network CVPH Medical Center Tuesday morning who was driving toward the hospital with a loaded firearm in his vehicle.

City police arrested Robert Thibodeau after receiving a call from a relative who reported that he had been recently fired and had made comments about returning to harm individuals.

Thibodeau was stopped by police on Prospect Avenue just before 9 a.m. traveling toward the hospital. A search of his vehicle found a loaded 12-guage semi-automatic shotgun with two magazines, each containing ten rounds, and a box of ammunition.

Thibodeau was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on a felony charge of second-degree criminal possession of a loaded firearm and was ordered held on $500,000 bail. He is set to reappear in City Court on Thursday.