Police responding to active shooter report in Houston hospital

Tracy FergusonFeb 22, 2017

"Some actually sheltered in place", Acevedo said, adding that multiple witnesses had reported seeing a bald, white man carrying a gun. Those inside Ben Taub Hospital said they were told to evacuate, if possible, without using elevators. No injuries were reported.

In October 2016, a police officer shot an inmate who took a medical student hostage at this hospital.

Officers are searching the hospital, but have not found any victims so far, the Houston Police Department said. But the Police Chief confirmed that all patients were in good condition, as well as the staff.

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Houston police tweeted that SWAT team members were on their way to the hospital.

They searched the hospital and found no evidence of a shooting, and no one injured, he said. "We responded very quickly and searched this hospital", Acevedo said.

"Active shooter situation at Ben Taub Hospital". The notification instructed college employees not to go to Ben Taub and ordered those already there to follow emergency response guidelines. It is named after businessman Ben Taub, an influential philanthropist in Houston's development during the 1960s and '70s.

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Dozens of patients on gurneys were seen being wheeled out to a waiting box truck where they appeared to be receiving treatment.

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