‘All clear’ given after reports of possible armed person at Shreveport medical facility caused temporary lockdown

SPD responds to report of possible armed person.
SPD responds to report of possible armed person.(KSLA)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 8:23 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 9:36 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Shreveport police responded to reports of an “armed person” off E Bert Kouns Industrial Drive just before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29.

Police say they believed a possible armed person was inside a CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center office near the Cinemark movie theater.

Details are slim at this time, however, officials say the call was sent in by a SIV security guard.

As of 8:55 p.m., officials say the scene is clear and the suspect is not on scene. Shreveport Councilman Jerry Bowman says a gun was recovered in a trash can inside the building.

CHRISTUS released the following statement to KSLA:

“Out of an abundance of caution and out of a heightened sense of security we wanted to make sure those who we take care of were out of harm’s way. We are fortunate to have a good relationship with local law-enforcement and a hospital security team, along with many Associates who are always on alert for suspicious behavior.

Tonight we responded to a situation that involved a report of a potential security breach but not one in progress. We can tell you at this point that no patients, physicians, visitors, or Associates were ever in harm’s way, as the reported breach occurred in an office building that was already closed for the evening. We have protocol in place and responded and we are cooperating with law enforcement as they review this matter.”

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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