BREAKING: Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California, on Lockdown – LIVE

AlBoeNEWS is covering a developing situation at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California. There are reports that the hospital is on lockdown. Police say they have seen no evidence of a gunman.

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1:03 a.m. ET: Police say they found a broken window, but no signs of an active shooter.

1:00 a.m. ET: Police confirm they have no evidence of a gunman.

12:43 a.m. ET: California State University Bakersfield has sent out a notice to students regarding the incident at Mercy Southwest Hospital.

12:31 a.m. ET: The bomb squad has reportedly just arrived on the scene, according to KBAK-TV.

12:23 a.m. ET: “Several hospital janitors told Eyewitness News that they got a hospital alert that there was an active shooter, but they didn’t personally hear or see anything,” Bakersfield Now reports.

12:13 a.m. ET: Police are reportedly conducting room-to-room searches of the hospital, according to KGET-TV. Patients are visitors are reportedly barricaded inside of rooms. NO CONFIRMATION OF SHOOTING.

12:09 a.m. ET: Cause of the police presence has NOT been confirmed by police at this point.

12:04 a.m. ET: 

11:56 p.m. ET: There is speculation on social media over the cause, but we are avoiding speculating until more is known.

11:55 p.m. ET: Bakersfield, California, police say they are responding to Mercy Southwest Hospital. Although it is not clear the exact reason they are there, witnesses say the hospital has been placed on lockdown. (source)


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