Lewistown woman charged

Suspect made terroristic threats during rant in Geisinger waiting room

LEWISTOWN — A Lewistown woman has been charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct after an incident Wednesday at the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, according to a news release from the Mifflin County Regional Police Department.

According to the release, at 7:24 p.m. responding officers from MCRPD met with hospital security officers who told police that staff saw Chelsey M. Meck, 30, of Lewistown, carrying a baby in her arms with a firearm on her hip in the ‘open carry’ manor.

According to the release, Meck was advised by hospital security that firearms were not allowed on hospital property. She then began a verbal dispute with security and after repeated requests, went to her vehicle and remover the firearm.

According to the release, when Meck returned to the waiting room inside the hospital, she began a rant about security and made the statement “I should just shoot up the place.”

According to the release, this statement was heard by other visitors at the hospital and MCRPD was called.

According to the release, MCRPD officers recovered a loaded 9 mm pistol from Meck’s vehicle. She was taken into custody and will be arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Kent Smith.

MCRPD was assisted on the scene by officers from Lewistown Borough and Granville Township.