Hospital in Whittier Goes on Lockdown After Report of Person With Gun Inside

A hospital in Whittier was temporarily under lockdown Saturday night after a report of a possible person with a gun inside, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The Whittier Police Department was the agency investigating the incident at PIH Health Hospital located on the 12400 block of Washington Boulevard, according to LASD.

The Whittier Police Department took to Facebook and confirmed that officers investigated an incident of "a man with a gun" at approximately 8:40 p.m. at PHI Health Hospital.

The note on Facebook stated, "The hospital was placed on lockdown for a short time while officers conducted an area check. However, they were unable to locate the subject in question and the claim there was a gun was unsubstantiated."

The department's note was posted on social media at 9:45 p.m.

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