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Authorities release hoax call that prompted lockdown for active shooter situation at Medina Hospital

Posted: 2:08 PM, Nov 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 22:36:00Z
Hoax call sent hospital on lockdown released
Hoax call sent hospital on lockdown released
Hoax call sent hospital on lockdown released
Hoax call sent hospital on lockdown released

Medina authorities released the hoax call that prompted Cleveland Clinic-Medina Hospital to go on lockdown for a potential active shooter situation on Tuesday.

Listen to the call below:

Medina Police Department's non-emergency call center received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. from a person saying there was an employee who is stealing money from the company.

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The caller continues to say, "the woman has a machine gun in her hand" and "is threatening people" in the main building.

The caller said the woman had at least 10 people hostage in the main building of the hospital on the second floor.

The woman mentioned by the caller is a former employee of the hospital, News 5 confirmed.

The first responders went directly to the South Medical Building where the caller said the woman was located. After checking all the buildings, officers never located the person or the weapon described in the call.

Police later determined that no shots were fired and the call to the department was a hoax. 

Authorities said the caller likely used an alias during the call. The FBI is assisting Medina police in tracing the call, and if found, the caller could face potential charges.