Man found shot dead in a Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom

BALTIMORE - Baltimore City police said a man is believed to have shot and killed himself early Tuesday morning in an emergency room bathroom at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Police said officers got a call at 12:15 a.m. for a man shot in the bathroom at Johns Hopkins hospital.  When officers arrived, the man was already dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police believe it is a suicide but are waiting for the final determination from the Office of the State Medical Examiner.

"Patients and employees are safe and emergency care has not been disrupted," the hospital said in a release.

Police said the hospital has security, but there are no known metal detectors and people typically have to sign in once they enter the hospital.

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