How did doctors handle a gunman on the loose alert?

US surgeons describe being halfway through an operation, when the active-shooter alarms went off

A gunman is on the loose, but you're in the middle of surgery, what do you do?


US surgeons have described what happened when they were an hour into a robotic partial nephrectomy for a patient with renal-cell carcinoma when an ‘active-shooter’ notification went off.

“The patient was stable, and surgery had progressed to a point where aborting the case was safe,” they wrote in Surgery.

“We locked the operating room doors and covered the windows.

"A call to hospital security confirmed that this was not a drill and that the