What happened at the Encino Hospital Medical Center in California?

ON June 3, 2022, it was reported that several have been injured at a San Fernando Valley hospital in California.

The Los Angeles Police reported the incident at Encino Hospital Medical Center on Friday afternoon.

What happened at the Encino Hospital Medical Center in California?

Several outlets including NBC Los Angeles reported stabbings that took place at Encino Hospital Medical Center.

Police reported that the stabbings took place in the 16000 block of Ventura Boulevard inside a building at Encino Hospital Medical Center.

The attacker was barricaded inside the building, the outlet reports.

NBC Los Angeles reports that the attacker was taken into custody by police at 5pm.

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One victim at this time has been transported to a nearby hospital.

At least three have been injured per ABC7's Chris Cristi via Twitter.

Authorities also report that a SWAT team is on the way to the area.

LAPD and the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics are on the scene. 

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According to reports, one victim appeared to be in a hospital uniform and another appeared to be a patient. 

The hospital has declared an "Internal Disaster" per reports.

What is an Internal Disaster?

According to The National Library of Medicine, an Internal Disaster is defined as "events that occur within the walls of the hospital itself, such as an active shooter, power outage, or radiation exposure."

On the other hand, External Disasters are situations that occur separately from the hospital.

The stabbing victims have been transported to a trauma center by authorities.

How many fatalities have been reported?

At this time there are no fatalities that have been reported.

ABC7's Chris Cristi updated around 5.06pm local time that a man in his mid-30s is thought to have stabbed the victims.

Cristi wrote: "A man in his mid-30s abandoned the gray Chevy Impala in the middle of Ventura Blvd, walked into the ER demanding treatment for anxiety, then stabbed a medical professional and two other victims. He’s barricaded in a 5×5 ft room."

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