DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County police say there are no reports of injuries after an armed patient locked themself inside the emergency department at Emory Decatur Hospital Wednesday morning.
It happened just before 9 a.m. Photos from people at the hospital showed a large police presence out front.
Social media immediately lit up with reports of an active shooter and shots fired at the hospital. DeKalb police quickly put out information saying, “It is not and has never been an active shooter situation.” They did confirm officers were working a situation near the hospital.
Later Wednesday morning, police confirmed they were investigating an incident that happened at the hospital but said the public is safe.
Around 10:30 a.m., a spokesperson for Emory University Hospital confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that an armed person was inside the hospital and the situation was peacefully resolved.
“Decatur Police, DeKalb County Police and Emory Decatur Hospital Security Services have peacefully resolved a situation Wednesday morning at Emory Decatur Hospital with an armed patient in a locked room in the emergency department. Emory Healthcare’s first priority is to the safety of its patients, physicians and employees, and we wish to thank all responders for their assistance,” the statement said.
The hospital is located on 2701 North Decatur Road.
Stay with Channel 2 Action News for updates as we get more information.
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