SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A medical center was turned upside down following reports of an armed and dangerous person but police said, there was no threat.
The incident occurred at the Capital Plaza Medical Center at 10700 SW 88 St. in Southwest Miami-Dade, Tuesday.
“Latin male with a gun wearing all black last seen on the first floor,” said a dispatcher. “Caller is advising people are running.”
According to authorities, they received at least one phone call indicating that there was somebody armed with a gun on the premises after someone on the property noticed them on a security camera just before noon.
The incident was captured by 7SkyForce from above where police could be seen surrounding the building.
Police responded to the scene around 11:15 a.m. and began clearing every level of the building. The evacuation process began on the fourth floor, and all evacuees were escorted across the street to a nearby gas station where a command post was set up.
During the search, police detained one man for questioning who matched the description of the person with the gun that was described to them.
“We do have one, uh, one person that’s in custody here we’re detaining,” an officer said.
The person was questioned by police, but in the end, they determined there was never a real threat.
The building’s maintenance supervisor told 7News in Spanish that it all started with a patient watching TV in a second floor waiting room. She saw something on the screen that scared her.
“And saw the TV images of the events that happened yesterday, she thought that was in this building and immediately called the police,” the supervisor said.
The woman apparently thought she was watching surveillance monitors, but instead, she was seeing images related to the horrific school shooting in Tennessee on Monday.
Although the mix-up happened, the building was evacuated and the special response team searched every room on every floor.
There was no arrest, no gun was found and the evacuees were eventually allowed to return back into the building. They appreciated the quick and swift response from Miami-Dade Police.
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