NORTHWESTERN Memorial Hospital in Chicago is currently on lockdown for an ‘intruder alert.’
The Chicago hospital confirmed to the US Sun that it is on lockdown, but could not provide any details at this time.
A massive police and SWAT presence was reported at the hospital’s flagship campus shown by pictures and videos posted to social media.
Chicago police said media staging was being set up but did not provide any additional information.
UNE Twitter user shared unconfirmed information regarding the incident where they alleged there was, “a call of a person w/ a gun at Northwestern Hospital.”
“caller says a nurse is being held hostage, the hospital is on lock down. #SWAT is rolling! #Chicago #ChicagoScanner.”
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The Twitter user continued to say that apparently, les “intruder” with the gun called 911 and said that he was upset about being overcharged.
The user alleged that this is when he took the nurse hostage in an elevator.
Another Twitter user shared a video inside what appears to be a hospital room saying that he was in the ER observation floor under lock down.
None of the details of the lockdown provided by Twitter users have been confirmed by officials at this time.
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Chicago police told the US Sun that they have very limited information at this time and could not provide any details.
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