Virginia officials say hospitals could run out of room this weekend

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia mental health officials are warning that state hospitals could run out of room over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Dr. Hughes Melton, state commissioner of behavioral health and developmental services, issued a warning to mental health agencies, private psychiatric hospitals and law enforcement officials.

Melton said there will be times over the weekend when there will not be any open staffed beds at any of the state hospitals.

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