UPDATE: Houston Police has given the all-clear; no shooter found despite multiple reports of gunfire.
All clear given atBen Taub Hospital re: active shooter situation. Medical staff, patients heading back inside pic.twitter.com/9bB99vRxDV
— Angela Chen KESQ (@AngelaWChen) February 21, 2017
Given the number of bomb threats called into Jewish centers over the past month, some suspect it may have been a hoax perpetrated by anti-Semites.
— Dr.Col.J (@Jenni__2019) February 21, 2017
An active shooter has been reported at the Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas. Police officers have entered the building with weapons drawn; ABC13 Houston reports nearly a hundred officers with assault rifles have surrounded the hospital.
Law enforcement just told the Houston Chronicle that the shooter is contained. “There is an active shooter situation. He’s barricaded on the third floor. They’ve got him isolated and barricaded and they don’t expect it to take very long.”
No injuries or deaths have been reported as of yet.
A live link to ABC13’s coverage of the incident can be found here.
This is an ongoing story that will be updated as more information emerges.
— Grace White (@GraceWhiteKHOU) February 21, 2017
At Ben Taub report of active shooter. No victims located. Active search continues. All patients and employees safe at this point.
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) February 21, 2017
— Mike O'Neill (@MovieMinuteMike) February 21, 2017
.@abc13houston photojournalist Matt Black reports seeing approx 100 police officers, some armed with assault rifles outside Ben Taub.
— Charles Fisher (@NewsCameraFish) February 21, 2017
Eye witness at the lock down of Ben Taub hospital in Houston says that they heard "code white" shouted before hospital was evacuated.
— Kyle Glen (@KyleJGlen) February 21, 2017
— Stephanie Whitfield (@KHOUStephanie) February 21, 2017
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.