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Lockdown lifted at St. Francis Hospital

Colorado Springs Police Department is responding to a possible armed suspect situation at St. Francis Hospital off Powers and Woodmen.

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CSPD tweeted that the lockdown at St. Francis Hospital has lifted its lockdown status, police are on the scene, and are returning to normal service.

A lockdown has been lifted at Centura St. Francis Hospital Wednesday morning after no threat was found on our campus following a report of a suspicious person. Operations are returning to normal throughout the hospital, and emergency care was safely delivered without interruption throughout the morning. We appreciate our partners with the Colorado Springs Police Department for their assistance.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is conducting a search for a suspect who may be armed at the Centura St. Francis Hospital, which is located near the intersection of Powers and Woodmen. According to the police, the building has been placed under lockdown at this time.

At approximately 7:45 in the morning on Wednesday, police reported receiving a call about a probable armed suspect who was at the hospital.

The responding cops, according to the police, are taking up positions at the garden level of the hospital.

The following is the statement that Centura has sent to FOX3:

At this time, Centura St. Francis Hospital is under lockdown due to a report of a person with a weapon. Police are on site at the hospital attempting to locate this person, and our caregivers are following the proper protocols by sheltering in place out of an abundance of caution. Our ER remains open with security in place for patients with emergencies. We will provide an update as soon as we have more information to share.

The consumers of the hospital, as well as the community at large and the facility itself, are not in danger, according to the authorities.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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