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Lockdown lifted at California hospital after no gunman found

Posted at 12:36 PM, May 15, 2018

A hospital in Orange County, California was locked down Tuesday morning after police said someone at the facility called and claimed to have a gun.

The incident was reported just after 8:15 a.m. local time at the Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, police said.

Santa Ana police said they received a call from someone inside the hospital claiming to be in possession of a gun. The caller did not say anything further, police said.

The hospital was locked down as a precaution while about 40 officers conducted a floor-to-floor search, including the facility’s basement and roof.


Police declared the hospital safe just after 11 a.m. Officers did not locate anyone inside the facility with a firearm.

Police and hospital officials said they are trying to pinpoint where in the hospital the call came from.