Police end lock down of Denver hospital amid gun report

No injuries were reported

A Denver hospital complex was placed on lockdown Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, after a report that a man was seen carrying a rifle on the complex grounds. There was no confirmation that shots had been fired or anyone was injured at Rose Medical Center, police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez said. Hospital officials say no one there was hurt. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)
A Denver hospital complex was placed on lockdown Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, after a report that a man was seen carrying a rifle on the complex grounds. There was no confirmation that shots had been fired or anyone was injured at Rose Medical Center, police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez said. Hospital officials say no one there was hurt. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

DENVER (AP) — Police locked down a Denver hospital complex Friday amid reports that gunshots were fired and a man was seen carrying a rifle on the grounds.

Officer Tyrone Campbell said a room-by-room search of Rose Medical Center was completed Friday night, and everyone who was told to shelter in place has been allowed to go home.

A Denver hospital complex was placed on lockdown Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, after a report that a man was seen carrying a rifle on the complex grounds. There was no confirmation that shots had been fired or anyone was injured at Rose Medical Center, police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez said. Hospital officials say no one there was hurt. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)
A Denver hospital complex was placed on lockdown Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, after a report that a man was seen carrying a rifle on the complex grounds. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

Police are still looking for a man who was seen with a gun earlier in the day. He was described as white, in his mid-30s and wearing a flannel shirt and hat.

No injuries were reported, and investigators did not confirm if any shots had been fired.

During the lockdown, police officers carrying long guns surrounded the facility east of downtown, and several roads were closed and blocked by patrol cars.

Armed officers climbed to the roofs of buildings, and an adjacent Veterans Administration hospital also was locked down as a precaution.

Campbell said authorities received multiple telephone calls reporting shots had been fired in the area surrounding the medical center shortly after 4:15 p.m.

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