Police respond to false alarm at Hoffman Estates hospital

SHARE Police respond to false alarm at Hoffman Estates hospital
SHARE Police respond to false alarm at Hoffman Estates hospital

Police responded to a false alarm indicating an active shooter situation Thursday morning at a hospital in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.

At 9:29 a.m., an automated alarm indicating an active shooter went off at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital at 1650 Moon Rd., according to Hoffman Estates police.

The alarm tripped during a construction project, Alexian spokesman Matt Wakely said.All patients were evacuated and taken to a secure location.

Officers responded quickly and learned it was an accidental alarm activation, police said. No one was hurt.

Hoffman Estates High School was temporarily put on soft lockdown as a precaution, according to a statement on the school’s website.

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