Santa Ana hospital on lockdown after report of man with a gun

A Santa Ana medical center has been declared safe, after a lockdown Tuesday morning following a report of a man with a gun, police said.

Santa Ana police received a call from the Orange County Global Medical Center at 8:15 a.m., stating that a call had been received from an internal network line that there was an armed man in the hospital.


"They said, 'I have a gun,' and they hung up the phone," said Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin.

After a search of the building, no one was found with a gun and there were no injuries reported, Valentin said. The medical center was declared safe shortly after 11 a.m.

"We are continuing to follow up on the origination of the call, who might be involved," Valentin said. "I'm very proud of the immediate response, the unified presence with the site security here."

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12:20 p.m.: This article was updated with details of the medical center being declared safe.

This article was originally published at 9:40 a.m.