Police Respond to Armed Person at Shreveport Hospital
Shreveport police have been on the scene at Christus Highland Medical Center on East Bert Kouns after getting a call about a man with a gun inside the hospital.
There has been a heavy police presence. Police got the call just before 7:30pm. The hospital was put on lockdown during this incident.
Officers armed with rifles could be seen coming out of the building at one point during this incident.
Just before 9pm, police said this was cleared and the suspect is no longer on the scene.
Christus Health Systems issued this statement:
Out of an abundance of caution and out of a heightened sense of security we wanted to make sure those who we take care of were out of harm’s way. We are fortunate to have a good relationship with local law-enforcement and a hospital security team, along with many Associates who are always on alert for suspicious behavior. Tonight we responded to a situation that involved a report of a potential security breach but not one in progress. We can tell you at this point that no patients, physicians, visitors, or Associates were ever in harm’s way, as the reported breach occurred in an office building that was already closed for the evening. We have protocol in place and responded and we are cooperating with law enforcement as they review this matter.
Police are still investigating this case. So far there have been no reports of anyone injured.