Shots in hospital in fact just loud banging

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say no gun has been found in what police earlier said was a shooting at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center.

Aberdeen police say officers responded to a report of an active shooter in the hospital shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. Capt. Eric Duven says medical staff reported hearing three shots fired in a patient's room. The man was arrested.

Police now say no gun was found in the patient room and that the staff likely heard the suspect banging on something repeatedly, not gunfire. Staff say the man was being belligerent with them prior to the incident.

One officer was injured while taking the 54-year-old Webster man into custody.

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Sheriff's officials say one person is in custody after a report of a shooter at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center.

Brown County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tom Schmitt tells the Aberdeen American News the situation at the hospital has been resolved. Witnesses say the hospital was temporarily evacuated following a report of shots fired on the second floor of the hospital. Authorities did not immediately say whether anyone was injured.

Chantell Marko was in the hospital and says a call for security came over the intercom because there was an armed intruder in the patient center. She says that's when an order to evacuate was made.

Shae McElhone was working at the Marriott just south of the hospital when some nurses ran into the hotel and said a man had entered the hospital and fired shots.