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November 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Search of Swedish hospital ends without sign of gunman

Members of a Seattle Police SWAT team sweep the area near Swedish Medical Center on First Hill after a report of a gunman in the area late Thursday morning. The search failed to turn up any sign of a gunman. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

A police search of Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill failed to turn up a sign of a gunman who was reported earlier in the parking lot.

A  man called Seattle police just after 9:30 a.m. and reported seeing a man carrying a rifle in the hospital parking garage at 16th Avenue and Jefferson Street.

Police have only received one report about the armed man, but patrol officers and SWAT searched the parking lot and hospital.

Police sounded the all-clear just after 11 a.m. after finding no sign of an armed man.

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