Gun found inside University Medical Center

Gun found inside University Medical Center

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - University Medical Center staff found a handgun inside the hospital Saturday morning.

According to a statement from UMC, hospital public safety notified the New Orleans Police Department after a handgun was found inside the hospital.

"We thank our staff for their dedication, attention and vigilance, which led to the reporting and safe removal. UMC New Orleans is fully cooperating with the NOPD as they look into this matter," the UMC statement read.

When reached for comment, NOPD officials said they did not have any additional information in this investigation.

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