Police lock down clinic, find no gunman

Jan. 28, 2011 at 3:01 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A lockdown at a Texas health clinic Friday began with a telephone call about a man with a gun and ended when no gunman was found, Fort Worth police said.

The John Peter Smith Health Center was shut down for about four hours, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

A SWAT team and hostage negotiators were sent to the clinic after the 8 a.m. telephone call, police said. The caller claimed a man had come to the clinic with a "long gun."

Employees locked themselves into a secure area at the clinic. Just before noon, police searched the clinic and turned up nothing suspicious.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea officials defecting in fear of rising executions
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
Texas police body cam video shows fatal shooting
North Korea seeks help from Iran in battle against drought
Volkswagen assembly robot kills worker