They evacuated a hospital in Missouri in the presence of an alleged armed man who was taken into custody after the alert issued

The alert at the Western Missouri Medical Center was issued this Friday morning.

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A Missouri hospital had to be evacuated in its entirety due to the alert of an alleged armed man in the morning hours of this fridaywho was arrested by the police.

The Western Missouri Medical Center, in the city of Warrensburgh, received an alert around 8:30 a.m. (local time) from an armed individual on the premises of the hospital, which treats residents of Johnson County and the central west. Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) said.

In the first instance, members of MSHP Troop A warned through their social networks that no shots were fired and that the subject who made the alleged threat had not been identified or located by the authorities.

After clearing out all staff, including patients, MSHP Sergeant Bill Lowe determined there was no one with a weapon on the premises or anywhere nearbyCNN reported.

“We cleared everything in the hospital. No one was located,” Lowe said. who added that the MSHP managed to arrest the subject whose identity has not been known. However, MSHP does not know exactly how the threat was carried out.

“We have made contact with him. He has been arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold, pending any sort of warrant for his arrest,” Lowe told reporters. “That individual was apprehended a significant distance from the hospital, at which time he was placed under arrest and is being held at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.”

According to unofficial versions spread on social networks, the location of the suspect of the threat was obtained after a thorough review of the building, who was found barricaded in the basement of the medical centerwho did not fire when found.

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