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Deputies: Man threatening to harm himself sent hospital into lockdown

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A man threatening to harm himself on the top of a parking garage sent Trident Medical Center into lockdown on Friday morning.

Authorities responded to the Trident Medical Center at approximately 11: 20 a.m. after a gunman had been spotted on the rooftop of the facility's parking garage, according to Trident spokesperson Rebekah Faulk.

North Charleston police were able to establish communications with the man shortly after they turned the scene over to Charleston County Deputies, according to Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson. The man surrendered to North Charleston police without incident, Watson said.

Deputies say he had been armed with a shotgun, but say it was not an active shooter situation.

"All patients, staff members and visitors are safe," Faulk said in a statement. "No one was hurt during the incident."

Charleston County EMS transported the man to an area hospital.

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