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Michigan hospital, police in active shooter scenario to test responses

Hospital Safety Insider, June 25, 2014

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Two armed men stormed into the human resources office at Mercy Memorial Hospital System in Monroe, Michigan on June 18. Four people were “wounded,” but at the end of the day everyone got to go home safely, according to the Monroe News.
 
The incident was actually a live active shooter drill held in conjunction with several emergency response agencies, including the Monroe Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Emergency Management Division, and Michigan State Police along with the sheriff’s Special Response Team.
 
The drill took place in an office, the first time the hospital used an office area as part of a variety of drills regularly done as part of its accreditation requirements. The report said the drill scenario was two men who stormed the office because one of them was angry that his wife had been fired.
 
Four “victims” were involved, including a heart attack victim, a woman who went into labor, and two gunshot wounds. Officers swarmed the building within minutes and while one intruder was “shot dead,” another was talked into surrendering, the report said.



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