Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida went on lockdown on Friday afternoon after reports of an active shooter were called in to police.
According to CBS, police placed the hospital on lockdown after they were called about a possible bomb threat and a shooting just before 3pm. Police were unable to find anything in the hospital after a preliminary search, but they kept the hospital on lockdown until around 7pm while they continued to investigate.
“In an abundance of caution, we contacted law enforcement after receiving a threat to the main hospital,” the hospital said in a statement afterwards. “Law enforcement officials have given the all clear for us to resume full operations. We are grateful for the calm and professional conduct of our employees and for the dedication and rapid response of our local police, who share our commitment to the safety and well-being of children.”
Shaniya Woods, 12, had just arrived at the hospital when the bomb threat was called in.
“I was nervous and scared,” Woods said. “At first I was in the bed getting an IV in my finger and that’s when all I just heard was my doctor say we have to hide quickly because someone is in the area.”
We’re glad to see that nobody was hurt in this potential tragedy.