Police and military responded to reports of an active shooter at a San Diego hospital today, but the situation ultimately turned out to be a false alarm.
Reports of possible shots fired began coming in around 8 in the morning at Naval Medical Center San Diego, located in Balboa Park, shortly followed by an official announcement:
Law enforcement swarmed the area in armored vehicles, taking up position around the hospital as doctors and military personnel walked calmly out of the buildings, hands in the air:
However, despite initial reports that law enforcement had a suspect barricaded inside a room, it was eventually found to be a false alarm. No patients ended up being evacuated, NMCSD commanding officer Captain Jose Acosta told the media, but officials secured the area and were doing a thorough, room-by-room sweep to be absolutely safe.