A man who fired shots in Palm Bay, Fla. Hospital has been found dead after barricading himself alone for several hours. The incident began around 2:20 p.m. today, and the gunman barricaded himself alone inside an office near the cafeteria for several hours, Palm Bay, Fla. police said. No injuries were reported at the hospital.
Police said the man pointed the gun at people, made threats and fired shots, but never shot anyone. Police said the man is a former employee of the hospital who was recently let go.
The emergency room was placed on lockdown, and SWAT teams and a crisis negotiation team were called to the hospital. "We have security procedures in place. We drill on this constantly. Security officers know what to do and followed policies," hospital spokesman Elliot Cohen said. He said the shots were not fired near patient rooms, and all patients and employees were accounted for after the shooting.