DC police respond to MedStar Washington Hospital Center after patient makes threats
WASHINGTON - Authorities swarmed MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday after a patient made threats, according to officials.
The hospital confirms a person, upset with his doctor, made verbal threats and the police were called.
Initially, authorities said there was a call for an active shooter at the hospital. According to officials, there was no evidence a shooting occurred.
Witnesses at the hospital tell FOX 5 the facility on Irving Street, Northwest was evacuated. FOX 5 also obtained photos showing hospital staff sitting on the floor with the lights turned off.
DC police are at the scene investigating.
A shelter in place was also ordered at the nearby Children's National Medical Center as a precaution, but has since been given the all clear.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 5 for updates.