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All clear after active shooter report at naval hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, January 28, 2016

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A bizarre series of events unfolded at a San Diego naval hospital this week as a reported active shooter incident January 26 turned up no evidence of an actual shooter, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

A "shelter in place" order was issued around 8:22 a.m. at the Naval Medical Center San Diego after a witness reported three hearing gunshots in the basement of a hospital building, the paper reported, prompting the medical center issued an alert telling hospital occupants to "run, hide or fight."

According to protocol, hospital staff were told to shelter in place, silence phones and other devices, and stay away from doors and windows. By 9 a.m., an update reported all childcare facilities were secured, and the order was lifted for a last building on the campus about 4 p.m. following a search by police and K9 units, according to the report.

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