Shooting near Minnesota Mayo Clinic campus puts hospital on lockdown

Shooting near Minnesota Mayo Clinic campus puts hospital on lockdown

A Mayo Clinic campus in Mankato, Minnesota, has been put on lockdown after a shooting occurred at a nearby apartment complex.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety has issued a shelter-in-place alert for the area near the campus.

ABC 5 News reports that patients with appointments scheduled for today will still be granted access to the building but must undergo screening before entry.

“The Mankato hospital is on lockdown due to an isolated shooting at a nearby apartment facility. We are collaborating with Mankato Public Safety,” the hospital tweeted. “Patients with medical needs — including scheduled appointments — can still access the facility via screening.”

The Mankato Free Press reports that an emergency alert was issued by police this morning around 9:20 am CST. A woman called 911 to say someone broke into her friend’s apartment and shot him at around 8:40 am.

Around 10 am, the city dispatched a bus to evacuate the residents of Mankato Tower Apartments, where the shooting occurred. The tower is located just northwest of the Mayo Clinic campus in the city.

Police blocked off the area near the towers and patrolled during the investigation. At least two police in tactical gear were seen entering the apartment.

The Mankato clinic is approximately 80 minutes from the Mayo Clinic’s main campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

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