Hoax call prompts active-shooter scare at Medina Hospital in Ohio, police say

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  • Police have given the “all clear” at an Ohio hospital after an active-shooter scare Tuesday afternoon.
  • Authorities say they were summoned to the facility after receiving a hoax call warning of a woman with a gun threatening people inside.
  • After searching the buildings floor by floor, police said they found no suspect, witnesses, or evidence of a woman with a gun.

Authorities say a hoax call prompted an active-shooter scare at the Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital in Ohio on Tuesday, forcing the facility into a lockdown and leaving patients scrambling to evacuate.

Police gave the all-clear after searching the hospital floor by floor, after receiving a report of a woman with a gun threatening people inside.

The Medina Police Department said in a statement they found no suspect, witnesses, or evidence of a woman with a gun. They added that no shots were fired.

“Medina Police responded to Medina Hospital regarding a female with a firearm threatening individuals,” the department said in its original statement.

The facility was placed on lockdown, according to the Cleveland Clinic, and reporters tweeted photos of patients seen exiting the premises.

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