SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center was placed on lockdown for more than 90 minutes after reports of a suspicious individual, possibly with a handgun.
According to the Summit Police Department, the subsequent active police investigation restriction and search -- conducted floor-by-floor, room-by-room, and which included all MAC buildings and the parking structures -- led to the discovery of the person of interest, who was cleared of any involvement.
The Summit Police responded to the scene at approximately 2 p.m. The campus was cleared and reopened at 3:40 p.m. All adjacent roadways are now open.
In a statement from Overlook Medical Center: "Earlier this afternoon there was a report of a suspicious person at Overlook Medical Center. Police were immediately notified and an investigation was launched, including a brief lockdown and a comprehensive sweep of the hospital. No threat was found and the lockdown was lifted. Throughout the event, local law enforcement and our security team were closely monitoring and screening individuals coming to and leaving the hospital. We take every report seriously and the safety of our team members and patients is our top priority. We extend our deepest thanks to all of our team members, especially our security team and patient team members as well as local law enforcement."