Nicklaus Children's Hospital Evacuated Amid Reports of Bomb, Shooting Threats

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.

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:

No further details are immediately available. Check back as we receive updates. 


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