Nurses' accounts of armed robbery at hospital

Posted at 11:20 PM, May 09, 2016

"You are going to give me what I want. Do not pick up the phone and call anyone or I will blow your ____ head off."

In their own handwriting, two ER nurses at Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport recount the moments when they say 24-year-old Adam Kibler stormed into the hospital at 4:45 Saturday morning, demanding narcotics.

In voluntary statements, obtained in court documents, the nurses say Kibler was wearing a baseball cap and ski mask that covered his face. They said when he approached, he demanded Dilaudid and Oxycontin.

The nurses say Kibler had two assault rifles. He was carrying one, and one was slung over his right shoulder. Both nurses wrote that something was off about the guns. They said the guns had "red tips" which usually indicates they're fake. A source tells 7 Eyewitness News the guns, which were later confiscated by police, were a pellet gun and a fake gun.

Police say Kibler made off with some drugs, before a four hour manhunt that ended with him in custody.

Kibler's lawyer Barry Covert spoke after his client's court appearance Monday.

"Jail is not the solution. We believe treatment is the solution."

Family friends tell 7 Eyewitness News Kibler has been suffering from addiction for more than 10 years, and it's clouded his entire life. They also tell us Kibler was once a patient of Dr. Eugene Gosy, and was treated as a teen for lock jaw and severe headaches. They say at the time, Kibler was prescribed hydrocodone by Gosy.