"What's going on?" Archie Morris dropped the chart he was carrying into the rack as he reached the Nurse's Station.
"Chicago police just notified us, they have a hostage situation, they want the Hospital to be on call for potential casualties." Frank filled the attending in on what he knew while continuing to listen to the officer on the other end of the line.
"Somebody turn the tv on, see if they have coverage of this." The red-head was already prioritizing the cases they had in the waiting-room, deciding who could wait in the event that the situation became ugly in a hurry.
"They have any idea on what they're looking at for numbers?" He turned his attention back to the desk clerk with the question.
"Not yet, sounds like it's only just started to play out." He shook his head.
"There's a live newsfeed." Ray Barnett announced from in front of the set as he tuned the station in.
"All right, we need to get this place cleared, if they have no idea what we are looking at for numbers then we have to be ready for anything." Archie glanced up to the board as he began formalizing his own plan of action.
"Do you want me to call extra people in, just in case?" Frank held the phone away from his ear, obviously finished with his call as he waited for the response.
"Not yet, let's see what plays out, if things have just started maybe nothing will happen" Morris pulled the nearest chair closer to him as he shifted his attention to the television screen.
"Yeah, right, you still believe in the Easter Bunny too?" Ray glanced over with the crack.
"Go clear a room, Ray." Reaching for the closest pen Archie heaved it at the man. "And turn the sound up before you go."
to be continued...