ST. PAUL (WCCO) — An inmate is back in jail after a trip to the hospital ended with a struggle over a deputy’s gun.

Investigators took Earl Bennett to Regions in St. Paul for medical treatment this afternoon. At some point, the sheriff’s office says Bennett fought a deputy and tried to grab his gun.

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Regions briefly shut down part of its emergency room, but there was no hospital-wide evacuation.

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Joe Benitz, who witnessed the incident, says he heard shouting, and then workers started running out on their own.

“All of the sudden I heard, ‘He’s got a gun! He’s got a gun!'” Benitz said. “Everybody in the back Emergency Room was stampeding through the hallways.”

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Police say the gun never left the officer’s holster, and it did not go off. No one at the hospital was hurt.