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Troopers: Man arrested after making threat of armed man at Warrensburg hospital

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Jul 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 18:50:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 11:15 a.m. | The Missouri State Highway Patrol says no one was hurt, no shots were fired and no people were ever confirmed to be armed within the Western Missouri Medical Center hospital or premises Friday morning.

Sgt. Bill Lowe said around 8:30 a.m. Monday, troopers and local law enforcement were notified of a man that was reportedly armed and had entered the hospital.

Lowe said after searching the hospital, they determined no one was ever armed in the hospital.

Investigation led troopers to a person that allegedly made the threat. That person, who was never near the hospital, was taken into custody.

Staff and patients were allowed back in the hospital as of 11 a.m.

10:15 a.m. | Video from KSHB 41 News reporter Jordan Betts shows several law enforcement agencies lined up on the streets outside of the medical center.

UPDATE, 10 a.m. | The Warrensburg Department of Parks and Recreation tweeted that it has locked down the nearby Community Center and Aquatic Center pending resolution of the incident.

UPDATE, 9:52 a.m. | The hospital posted on its Facebook page that staff and patients have been evacuated from the building.

EARLIER | The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it's attempting to locate an armed man at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.

According to a tweet, troopers responded just before 9 a.m. Friday after receiving a report that the armed man had entered the facility.

Troopers say no shots have been fired and no injuries have been reported, though troopers are still attempting to locate the armed man.

This is a developing story and will be updated.