Three hospitals with psychiatric units near the home of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) had beds available on Monday, the day before Deed’s son Gus allegedly stabbed the senator and shot himself, according to the Washington Post.
News outlets reported Tuesday that Gus Deeds was released from Bath County Hospital on Monday after undergoing a mental health evaluation because no psychiatric beds were available. It’s unclear which, if any hospitals were called about available space.
Western State Hospital in Staunton and Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, two hospitals located about 1-2 hours from Bath County, both had beds free Monday, but were not contacted about accepting a patient, according to the Post.
Sen. Deeds’ condition was upgraded to “good” on Wednesday morning.
Virginia State police announced Tuesday afternoon they were investigating the Monday incident as a potential attempted murder-suicide.