Police: Reports of armed person at Kendall medical building determined to be ‘unfounded’

1 detained but later released, police say

KENDALL, Fla. – Miami-Dade police responded to a medical office building Tuesday morning after receiving reports about a person in the building who made threats while armed with a gun, however police have since confirmed that those reports have been determined to be “unfounded.”

Detective Angel Rodriguez confirmed that officers responded to the building, located at 10700 SW 88th St., at 11:12 a.m.

Sky 10 was above the scene around 11:45 a.m. as a swarm of police vehicles could be seen parked outside the building.

“Upon arrival, officers conducted a sweep of the building which yielded negative results,” Rodriguez said in an email to Local 10 News. “The incident has been deemed ‘unfounded.’”

Police said one person was initially detained for questioning, but was released when they determined that the reports were unfounded.

A nurse who works on the second floor of the building told Local 10 News reporter Christina Vazquez that someone was watching a video of a possible active shooter somewhere else in the country and thought it was happening at their building, leading to the scare.

Southbound lanes of Southwest 107th Avenue were closed just before Kendall Drive during the investigation. A portion of Kendall Drive eastbound was also closed just before 107th Avenue.

No other details were immediately released.

About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.

Christina returned to Local 10 in 2019 as a reporter after covering Hurricane Dorian for the station. She is an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist and previously earned an Emmy Award while at WPLG for her investigative consumer protection segment "Call Christina."