The Cleveland Clinic – Medina Hospital is on lockdown and police are on scene after a woman with a gun apparently caused an alert for a possible active shooter situation, according to multiple sources at the scene.
Medina Police said they responded to the hospital regarding a female with a firearm threatening people. They said no shots have been fired.
Police have secured the hospital and are searching the facility floor-by-floor.
Police ask that the public avoids the hospital until police give the all clear.
Cleveland Clinic tweeted:
Police are on scene at Medina Hospital responding to a potential active shooter situation in the medical office building. Both the hospital and office building are on lockdown.
We advise no one travel to the Medina campus.
We will continue to share updates.
— ClevelandClinicNews (@CleClinicNews) November 13, 2018
AirTracker 5 flew over the scene of the situation at Medina Hospital:
Several viewers shared a "Code Silver" alert that appears to have been sent to hospital staff indicating that there was an active shooter situation. "Take immediate action to protect yourselves and others," the alert states.
The Medina Township police chief told News 5 that the alert may have been triggered when someone in the professional building next to the hospital said they saw a person with a gun.
Police are searching the building, but have not yet found anything, the police chief said. They are continuing to check room-by-room to clear the building.
Lt. Dave Birckbichler with Medina police confirmed officers are on scene at the hospital. Cleveland Clinic officials confirmed the hospital is on lockdown. Officials have not confirmed that shots have been fired.
News 5 is working to learn more about this developing situation.