According to Dayton police, the gun was found June 29 in the ER bathroom by a Good Samaritan Hospital maintenance worker. When the worker removed one of the ceiling tiles, a magazine to the handgun fell from the ceiling. The employee notified hospital police. A Dayton police officer put on latex gloves to remove the gun from the ceiling.
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Dayton police requested DNA and casing testing on the firearm, according to the report.
Premier Health, which operates Good Samaritan Hospital at 2222 Philadelphia Drive, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The hospital's emergency room is slated to close at noon Thursday, with the rest of the hospital closing Monday at 12:01 a.m.
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