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Little Falls Mayor: "There was never a shooter who posed a threat to the community"

Little Falls Hospital was on lock down for about an hour due to what police are calling an active situation.

Posted: Oct 24, 2019 11:48 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2019 7:53 AM

​LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. -- Little Falls Hospital was on lock down for about an hour due to what police are calling an active situation.

The little falls police chief tells NEWSCHANNEL 2 there was no danger to the hospital, the lockdown was just protocol.

Herkimer Police, Mohawk Police, and State Police assisted Little Falls Police with the incident.

Police couldn’t confirm if anyone was injured in this situation.

Police are still investigating and NEWSCHANNEL 2 will pass along updates as they become available.

A post from Little Falls, Mayor Mark Blask's facebook page:

"Little Falls residents, you may have heard or seen reports of an active shooter on Burwell Street earlier this evening. Please know that there was never a shooter who posed a threat to the community. There was a situation that resulted in tragedy. Due to the sensitive nature of the event and out of respect for the family I will not be providing any other information. There will be a press release issued tomorrow. All streets in Little Falls are now open. Thank you to the local law enforcement agencies who responded tonight."

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