Suspicious individuals at Altru in Grand Forks being investigated
GRAND FORKS, ND -- A man turns himself in to police after they post his picture on social media.
WDAZ TV's Kenneth Chase tells us the message Altru is giving to its staff about suspicipous people.Two people taking pictures in Altru facilities within weeks.
Grand Forks Police posted these images yesterday hoping someone would recognize them.
"We wanted to make sure it's nothing nefarious" Lt. Brett Johnson, Grand Forks Police Department.
Pictures -- sparking concern on social media.
Some people even posting worries about terrorism.
"We identify acceptable and unacceptable behaviors and those that are odd or suspicious are investigated and taken seriously," Gina Wieler, Manager of Safety and Security.
The man spent about 15 minutes in the hospital -- going from the first floor to the fifth near the ICU.
An area managers say people have access to during visitation hours.
Security couldn't get to him before he left.
"Unfortunately the gentleman had already got in the elevator and left but they checked the entire perimeter of this building inside and outside and noticed that he already left," says Wieler.
But police believe he wasn't doing anything criminal and was instead working on a project.
"He called, gave an accounting and it was not anything illegal that he was doing," says Johnson.
But they still haven't figured out who this woman is.
"Still trying to identify the female subject. And hopefully that ends up being the -- same type of thing," says Johnson.
Hospital administrators say she went into Altru's south campus last week.
They think the two cases aren't connected.
While police wait for information about this woman -- hospital security is asking staff to keep an eye out.
"They know that people are coming and going and they do have support for security. And it's ok to reach out for help and report behavior that might be odd, suspicious or even unacceptable," says Weiler.
A report -- they say could keep patients safe.