PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health & Science University Hospital board approved a plan Thursday to issue firearms to its 25-member police force.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1mlpIq1 ) the university's public safety director, Greg Moawad, says the move was prompted by a situation in which an armed man threatened a staff member. He says it took Portland police 14 minutes to respond.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com