LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man accused of walking into and holding up a local hospital may once have been a patient of an embattled pain doctor. Court documents reportedly reference Adam Kibler and Dr. Eugene Gosy, the Doctor who is accused of writing thousands of illegal prescriptions. Kibler’s Lawyer, Barry Covert, couldn’t say much about Kibler’s relation to Dr. Gosy.
He says it is mentioned in court paperwork, but it was not something he had any information about. Now News 4 is getting a better idea through these police reports of what exactly happened inside Eastern Niagara Hospital on S.aturday.
Shannon Neden works in the emergency department at END. She said, “The only people that would truly know what happened in that building were the people that were there.”
Shes is on medical leave, so she wasn’t on duty early Saturday morning.
She said, “It’s just a scary thing for them to deal with especially because anybody can walk off the street.”
But some of her co-workers weren’t so lucky. Police say Kibler walked into the glass doors of the hospital and demanded prescription drugs. He was armed with what appeared to be a rifle in each hand and a bomb- like device.
Nurses describe the next moments in police reports.
“The man approached the doorway to the nurses station and said ‘You’re going to give me what I want, don’t pick up the phone and call anyone or I will blow your head off,'” the nurses described.
It turns out the weapons and device were fakes.
“The New York State Bomb squad looked at it, and it was inert and it was harmless,” police officials said.
Police searched door-to-door, neighbors were told to stay in their home. News 4 saw police carrying out pipes and material in a suitcase from the Kibler home on Saturday.
Covert says Kibler needs to treat his addiction and jail time is not the answer.
He said, “We need to take individuals in general that have addiction issues and deal with that addiction issue and deal with the underlying problem and hopefully we don’t have future problems from that person.”
The judge in the case says if Kibler can get a serious treatment plan in place bail may be lowered before the next court date. Kibler will remain in custody at this point until June 6th.