A woman has confined herself to a room inside a hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida, after shooting her terminally ill husband on Saturday, police said.
Officers arrived at Advent Health Hospital after receiving a report that a person had been shot, Daytona Beach police said in a statement obtained by CNN affiliate WESH.
“Officers evacuated staff and patients around the room and at this time, the woman is not seen as a threat to staff or patients. No one else was injured,” the statement said. “We are currently negotiating with the woman to turn herself in and leave the hospital.”
The Doctor. Joshua Horenstein, a cardiologist at Advent Health Hospital, was working in the emergency department when he learned of the shooting.
“Someone came screaming into the emergency department that this was not an exercise and to take cover,” Horenstein told CNN as he hid in a supply room with a nurse.
Horenstein said he was finally able to leave the supply room after about 90 minutes.
Daytona Beach Police are expected to hold a news conference on Saturday afternoon, according to a tweet on the department’s verified Twitter account.
Police are asking people to stay away from the area.
CNN reached out to hospital staff, some of whom are currently trapped inside the hospital.
The status of the woman’s husband is unclear at this time.
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