NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police said reports of an active shooter situation in the city that swept through social media platforms such as Facebook on Wednesday were false.
Reports of an active shooting at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital seemed to begin at about 6 p.m.
According to one report, "Active shooting @ Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Warn Your Friends and Family Get Out of Downtown Store"
Another post said that rumors of a shooting were incorrect and that an eyewitness had mistaken an umbrella for a rifle.
This post, too, was not correct, said police.
"Rumors," said Captain J.T. Miller after tonight's City Council meeting. "There was a report of a suspicious person. Total false alarm."
Two men were shot on Seamen Street late last month in an incident that occurred at about 12:15 p.m.
The two men who were shot, who are both New Brunswick residents, received non-life threatening injuries, according to a statement from Miller.
The reports of an active shooter seemed to shake many on social media considering the country continues to mourn last weekend's mass shootings.
Twenty-two people were killed in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart. Patrick Crusius, has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bond, according to news reports. Nine others were killed Sunday when Connor Betts opened fire in a popular nightlife district in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Betts was killed by authorities.