Miami Children’s Hospital Active Shooter
July 9, 2016 by staff
Miami Children’s Hospital Active Shooter, A preliminary search of the facility conducted by police did not find an active shooter or explosive devices, Miami-Dade police tweeted.
RIGHT NOW: Heavily-armed officers entering Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. (video: @BrianEntin) pic.twitter.com/4awoLGP1gq
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) July 8, 2016
The hospital has been evacuated as a precaution, police said.
“We’re doing everything that we need to do to make sure that we have everyone safe at the hospital and in the vicinity, as well,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin said.
#BREAKING Bomb threat reported at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami https://t.co/3GLTb2TrnU pic.twitter.com/d6n0KA0Oq3
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) July 8, 2016
Police were initially investigating a bomb threat, but the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue department later confirmed that the reports were due to an active shooter at the hospital.
“We are working closely with local police as they investigate a threat made to the hospital. Together with law enforcement, we are taking measures to safeguard children, families and our staff in light of this situation,” the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital said in a statement on Twitter. At 4 p.m., portions of the hospital were under lockdown, CBS Miami reported.
“Precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the safety of patients, staff & surrounding areas of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital,” read a tweet from the Miami-Dade Police Twitter account.
“On a day like this, we are not taking any chances,” a police source told CBS Miami.
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