A hospital is on lockdown after a report of a shooting in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, according to a report.
KRPC-TV is reporting that the hospital is on lockdown, and video from the scene shows visitors streaming out of the hospital while patients are outside.
We are responding to reports of shots fired at Ben Taub Hospital; SWAT and PIO enroute #hounews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 21, 2017
Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. He says authorities began receiving reports shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Smith says officers and a SWAT team were responding to the scene at Ben Taub Hospital, one of the hospitals that’s part of the Medical Center. Ben Taub is one of the major trauma centers in Houston.
Television images from helicopters show dozens of employees leaving the hospital. Some are attending to patients who appear to have been evacuated on gurneys.
Associated Press contributed to this report.