No Gunman Found in VA Hospital Lockdown

NORTH HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) – A Veterans Affairs clinic in North Hills was locked down after reports that a man with a gun had entered the facility Tuesday.

It all began around 8:42 a.m., following at least two reports that a man with a gun, or a device that resembled a gun, had entered the VA ambulatory care center at 16111 Plummer St., according to police.

Part of the hospital was placed on lockdown, while other areas were evacuated as police searched for the man.

At least one person was detained by police but it was determined that he was not the man in the original call, said Sgt. Rudy Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Authorities continued their search but no gunman was found.

An officer involved shooting did occur in what authorities called an unrelated incident.

An officer working for the VA fired his weapon at a man who had locked himself in a bathroom, police said.

The man, who was unarmed, was not injured in the incident, police said.

Back in April, the VA hospital in West L.A. was evacuated after a replica grenade was found on the premises.

 

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