Santa Clara County's Kaiser Hospital in California on alert as police respond to 'significant event' at Permanente ER | The Sun

A HOSPITAL in California is on high alert as police respond to a "significant event" in the emergency room.

A heavy police presence rushed to Santa Clara Kaiser Hospital in San Jose on Tuesday morning.

Cops in Santa Clara confirmed there was "police activity at the emergency room" but added it was not an active shooter situation.

SCPD advised hospital staff to avoid the area as law enforcement officials investigated the scene.

About 20 minutes after the alert was issued, SCPD said that officers were able to come to a "peaceful resolution with a subject" in the ER.

The unidentified suspect was arrested after making menacing threats in the ER, Mercury News reported.

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NBC Bay Area reported that the man brought a gun into the emergency room; however, cops have not confirmed those reports.

Police said no shots were fired, and no injuries were reported.


Meanwhile, an elderly couple was found dead inside a Texas Hospital last week.

Police in Texas are investigating the deaths of Thomas Michael Kane, 87, and Mary Ann Kane, 86, after they were found dead in a hospital room.

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A hospital employee went to check on Mary Ann at around 10.30am on Friday and discovered the couple dead with gunshot wounds, local news station WOAI reported.

Police later said that they believe her husband entered her San Antonio hospital room and shot her before turning the gun on himself.

“We are deeply saddened by the two lives tragically lost on our campus this morning and extend our thoughts and prayers to their families,” Methodist Hospital said in a statement to KSAT.

“Law enforcement was notified, responded quickly, and immediately began their investigation.”

“Our staff is understandably shaken by this tragedy and we will be providing resources, including counseling, to our colleagues who may be impacted."

A spokesperson for the San Antonio Police Department said that no other patients were in harm's way.

“As we assist law enforcement with their investigation, we continue to care for our patients and all services at our hospital remain open,” the hospital's statement continued.

“Any additional information about law enforcement’s investigation will be released by the police department.”

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The police spokesperson added that the incident was not an active shooter situation.

Police continue to investigate the apparent murder-suicide, with the motive behind it still unclear.

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