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Cleveland Clinic CEO thankful Medina Hospital situation was a 'hoax'

Posted at 4:19 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 16:38:56-05

Police believe the potential active shooter situation at Cleveland Clinic - Medina Hospital was a hoax. The all-clear was given around 3:30 p.m.

Cleveland Clinic CEO Tom Mihaljekic said that fortunately, the situation was a hoax.

Medina police chief Edward Kinney said they got a call at 1:30 p.m. that there was a woman with a gun in a medical building next to the hospital. 

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Police have secured the hospital and searched the facility floor-by-floor. 

"Our primary focus is the safety of our patients and the safety of our caregivers," Mihaljekic said. 

The hospital has a procedure in place when something like this happens.

"We lock down our hospitals and we particularly take care of the patients that need our services the most," Mihaljekic said. 

The hospital was under lock down for almost two hours while police searched the area.