Santa Ana police at Orange County Global Medical Center (May 15, 2018, photo by Santa Ana PD)
(KGTV) - An Orange County hospital was locked down Tuesday morning after police said someone at the facility called and claimed to have a gun.
The incident was reported just after 8:15 a.m. at the Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, police said.
Santa Ana police said they received a call from someone inside the hospital claiming to be in possession of a gun. The caller did not say anything further, police said.
The hospital was locked down as a precaution while about 40 officers conducted a floor-to-floor search, including the facility’s basement and roof.
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Police declared the hospital safe just after 11 a.m. Officers did not locate anyone inside the facility with a firearm.
Police and hospital officials said they are trying to pinpoint where in the hospital the call came from.