Two West Covina medical facilities were locked down today after authorities received an anonymous call from a man threatening to start shooting people with an AK-47, but it turned out to be a hoax.
12:51 p.m., the Covina Police Department called West Covina Police
about the call in which the man said he was at Citrus Medical Center,
according to West Covina Officer Rudy Lopez.
Although there is no
Citrus Medical Center in the area, Queen of the Valley Hospital and
Citrus Valley Hospice in West Covina are linked with other hospitals in
Glendora and Covina as part of the Citrus Valley Health Partners, Lopez
wrote in a news release.
The West Covina Police responded to
Queen of the Valley, located at 1115 S. Sunset Ave., and Citrus Valley
Hospice, 820 N. Phillips Ave., and started a search. Both the hospital
and hospice voluntarily went on lock-down status and after no gunman was
found, they reopened just after 3 p.m., he said.