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Hennepin County Medical Center Reopens After Lockdown

Updated: 04/13/2014 11:02 AM
Created: 04/12/2014 1:36 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Hennepin County Medical Center was in lockdown Saturday, after a person reportedly claimed to have a gun, according to Minneapolis police.

Officers were called to the hospital in downtown Minneapolis around 11 a.m. after a visitor threatened another visitor and said they had a gun, police spokesman John Elder said.

A gun was never displayed, Elder said.

Police secured the exterior and interior of the hospital while they looked for a person with a gun. The search turned up nothing, Elder said.

The hospital reopened around 1:30 p.m.

MPD says this was a successful use of the coordination between the hospital and police during an emergency response plan.

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