A "suspect" arrested while the police respond to the reports of an active shooter at the hospital in Los Angeles
- The sheriff's deputies and the Downey police were sent to the facility at 9333 Imperial Highway in Downey, California, around noon local time
- A person identified by the authorities as a "suspect" has been detained
- There have been no confirmed reports of shots or injuries
- The police are looking for victims or possible additional suspects in the building
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Police have responded to reports of a "possible active shooter" at a hospital in Los Angeles.
A person identified by the police as a "suspect" has been detained at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey, California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The authorities confirmed that there were no injuries just after 1 pm local time, but the hospital was evacuated and the public was told to stay away from the area.
Those who were still inside the medical center were warned to seek refuge while investigators searched the building "room by room, floor by floor" to detect potential victims or possible additional suspects.
Police responded to reports of a possible "active shooter" at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey, California, on Tuesday just after noon local time
Sheriff and police officers from Downey and Norwalk were sent to the facility at 9333 Imperial Highway around noon after reports of possible shooting.
Norwalk PD tweeted: & # 39; The police are arresting 1 suspect. Numerous officials / deps are beginning to search / clean the building room by room, floor by floor. Do not know if there are more suspects or details of the victims. Please be patient and stay away. For those in the #Kaiser building, save yourself in their place & # 39;
The video above from KTLA shows a swarm of on-site police personnel, which includes at least a dozen patrol vehicles parked on the street in front of the hospital.
Dozens of people were seen as escorted out of the medical center in a single-file line, many with their hands in the air.
Sheriff and police officers from Downey and Norwalk were sent to the facility at 9333 Imperial Highway around noon.