Alberta Children’s Hospital is shutdown in response to a firearm threat.

Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary police are investigating a swatting incident that occurred at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Sunday night.

Police surrounded the hospital at approximately 8:40 p.m. after receiving a call that there were people with guns inside.

Officers searched the premises for almost an hour before confirming the threat was a fake.

Similar incidents occurred at two different children’s hospitals in different cities at approximately the same time.

Police believe all three incidents may be related.


-Louise van Dam