It happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning at Good Shepherd Medical Center.

According to KYTX, the stabbing happened in the ambulatory building which is across the street from the hospital. During a press conference, Good Shepherd Medical Center CEO Steve Atmiller said that one employee, a nurse, had died as a result of the stabbing, one person is in critical condition and three visitors are in good condition. Family members confirm that the nurse who was killed during a stabbing at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas is identified as Gail Sandidge. .

Police say that the suspect is in custody but his name is not being released at this time.

Steve Altmiller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Good Shepherd Health System issued the following statement:

“The Good Shepherd family tragically lost a member of our team this morning. At approximately 7 a.m., there was a stabbing incident that occurred at our Ambulatory Surgical Center located across the street from the main Medical Center that injured two employees and three visitors. At this time, of the remaining patients, one is in critical condition and three are in good condition. The Longview Police are currently investigating the incident.

All victims were taken to the emergency center for assement and treatment. This was an isolated incident that was diligently handled by the Longview Police Department and our Good Shepherd response team.

We are unable to answer any additional questions until the police complete their investigation. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected and our team who responded to today’s events.”