Albany Med on Lockdown

Albany Med on Lockdown

Update 5:51pm: Police say the suspect is in one room and they are trying to negotiate a peaceful resolution. Staff and patients are allowed to enter the hospital, but only through one specific entrance.

Update 5:15pm: NewsChannel 13 is reporting that some people are being allowed to leave the hospital

Update 4:43pm: Albany Med is asking anyone planning on visiting the hospital to please stay home

Update 4:41pm: A viewer tweeted this photo to NewsChannel 13 of an officer with a rifle walking through the hospital.

Albany Medical Center has been placed on lockdown after reports of a person with a handgun was inside the hospital. According officials with the Albany Police Department, the Albany Medical Center has been placed under lockdown as they investigate the reports of a weapon.

Steve Smith with the Albany Police Department posted that a person may have been in possession of a handgun.

Albany Medical Center confirmed that all patients and staff are safe as the investigation is ongoing. With NewsChannel13 providing updates live on scene through their YouTube channel

Feature Photo: courtesy of WNYT NewsChannel 13 via youtube