A man was in custody Thursday afternoon after the Los Angeles Police Department received reports of a person with a gun in a vehicle at the Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center in Harbor City.
Officers received reports at 11:39 a.m. of a gunman around the medical center’s emergency room building, according to the LAPD’s Harbor Division. Authorities said there were no reports of any gunfire.
We responded to reports of a Man with a Gun at Kaiser Permanente South Bay. We are currently on scene searching the area. @KPSouthBay is currently on lock-down as a precaution and they are asking for people on campus to shelter in place. Please avoid the area.— LAPD Harbor Division (@LapdHarborDiv) April 11, 2019
By about 1:20 p.m., the suspect had been taken into custody and a lockdown that had been placed on the facility was lifted.
Some patients and medical staff at the hospital were evacuated, but most were told to shelter in place, LAPD Sgt. James Doull said.
Officials said there was no evidence of any gun or a shooting and the LAPD is investigating whether the man committed any crime.
UPDATE: We have taken the suspect of the Man with a Gun radio call at Kaiser Permanente South Bay into custody. At this point, we have no evidence of a gun or a shooting.— LAPD Harbor Division (@LapdHarborDiv) April 11, 2019
Elita Adjei, Southern California’s Kaiser media relations director, told The Times in a text that no one was injured and that the medical center’s normal operations have resumed.