EvergreenHealth in Kirkland went on lockdown the evening of Feb. 27 after police received a report of an active shooter event hear the emergency department.
After the Kirkland Police Department (KPD) the hospital’s security team secured the facility and called for individuals to shelter in place, moving people away from the windows.
The lockdown lasted from 8:15-9:30 p.m.
KPD arrived on the scene and investigated the premises, on top of questioning those who supposedly posed a threat. The police department concluded that EvergreenHealth was at zero risk for an active shooter, and advised that the lockdown be lifted.
EvergreenHealth issued a statement following the event:
“We appreciate our first responders and their ongoing collaboration when events like this occur. We work closely with our partners at the Kirkland Police Department in evaluating safety risks, and remain dedicated to ensuring our patients, visitors and staff are cared for in the safest environment possible at all times.”
The Reporter reached out to the Kirkland Police Department for comment but did not receive an immediate response.