Nicklaus Children's Hospital Evacuated Amid Reports of Bomb, Shooting Threats
via Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is on lockdown while Miami-Dade Police investigate reports of an active shooter and a bomb threat, according to the department's Twitter feed.
The threat was reported around 3 p.m. "Precautionary measures" are being taken to ensure the safety of patients, doctors, and visitors.
A hospital representative tells Local 10 there wasn't actually a shooting, but Det. Daniel Ferrin tells the news station the hospital has been evacuated as a precaution while police investigate the threat.
#BreakingNews: MDPD is working a threat at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Local traffic has been rerouted. Additional information to follow.— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) July 8, 2016
Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris writes that children are being evacuated from the hospital as police secure the area:
But police are also telling bystanders that there doesn't appear to be any active threat they've found:
Police creating a bigger perimeter around the hospital. Scanner said they're evacuating kids now. pic.twitter.com/TASsqG5OSy— Alex Harris (@harrisalexc) July 8, 2016
No further details are immediately available. Check back as we receive updates.