On its website, Naval Medical Center San Diego bills itself as “the largest and most comprehensive military healthcare system in the Western United States.” It has eight clinics for active duty personnel and nine primary care sites for their family members.
The facility had more than 1.2 million outpatient visits in 2014, admitting more than 19,000 patients that year. The hospital offers a comprehensive array of medical services, including births.
Video captured by CNN affiliate KUSI showed people walking calmly from the area.
Law enforcement took up positions nearby, directing pedestrians and cars away from the building in question.
The child care facilities at the medical center “are currently secured,” Naval Base San Diego said around 9 a.m. (noon ET) on its Facebook page. “All children are accounted for and safe. The entire complex is secured.”
A middle school and two high schools in the vicinity were locked down as a precaution, the San Diego Unified School District said.
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