Sanford Police search for car theft suspect

Last Updated: Sunday, August 06, 2017, 10:23 PM EDT

A Sanford hospital was placed under lockdown Sunday night, as police searched for a car theft suspect.

  • Man stole vehicle in Volusia County
  • Suspect drove to Sanford hospital
  • Police say he ditched gun in parking lot

The incident started in Volusia County when an armed man stole a blue Hyundai in Deltona, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

The owners of the car were not inside at the time of the theft. No injuries were reported.

The suspect then drove to Sanford at about 7:30 p.m., arriving at Central Florida Regional Hospital.

Police say he threw a gun down in the hospital's parking lot. He was last seen running toward the hospital, near the E.R.

The stolen vehicle was recovered at the hospital, authorities said.  

The lockdown has since been lifted, but police are still looking for the suspect.

No other details have been released at this time.