Police say call about female with gun at Medina medical building believed to be a hoax

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MEDINA, Ohio — Medina police say a report of a female with a gun at a Medina medical office building is believed to be a hoax.

At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, police received a call about a female possibly armed with a gun. The caller said the female was holding hostages at the hospital.

Police say after conducting an investigation and going floor to floor, they determined there was no suspect.  At this point, police say they believe it was a hoax.

Medina Hospital and the medical office building were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after an alert from the hospital about a possible active shooter.

Medina police shortly after gave an update and said they responded to the hospital “regarding a female with a firearm threatening individuals. No shots have been fired. Police have secured the hospital and are searching the facility floor by floor. Please avoid the hospital until police give the all clear. ”

At around 3:30 p.m., a police officer told FOX 8’s Matt Wright the all-clear was given.

The Clinic earlier tweeted, “Police are on scene at Medina Hospital responding to a potential active shooter situation in the medical office building. Both the hospital and office building are on lockdown.”

The Clinic advised no one travel to the Medina campus.  But, once again, the all-clear was given.

A source originally told the FOX 8 I-Team shots were fired; once again, Medina police gave an update that no shots were fired.

Several FOX 8 viewers shared screenshots of the message they received from the hospital, saying, “There is a Code Silver/Active Shooter situation on Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital. Take immediate action to protect yourselves and others. ALICE Options: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Evacuate. More info to follow.”


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