San Diego naval hospital on lockdown following report of active shooter

San Diego naval hospital on lockdown following report of active shooter
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According to several news outlets, the Bob Wilson Naval Hospital in San Diego is on lockdown following a tip from an anonymous caller indicating there was an active shooter inside a building and that other gunmen were possibly involved.

USA Today notes:

The call matched another report of a patient seen with a weapon, according to the official who was not authorized to speak publicly. All personnel were ordered to shelter in place and police were responding to the scene.

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The medical center is … is located on the grounds of Balboa Park … and provides advanced treatment facility as well as serving as a major teaching and research center. About 500 people work there.

On Thursday, security personnel found and a bullet on the floor in one of the buildings, the official said. A caller reported a patient with a gun and then hung up.

Police with dog teams are at the hospital investigating, the official said.

A similar report at the same facility was phoned in to authorities in January but turned out to be a false alarm.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information becomes available.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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