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UPDATE: BROOK PARK, OH (WOIO) - Calm has been restored to NASA Glenn Research Center this hour, after a 'test' turned into full blown chaos.

Around 9:30AM Friday morning, employees reported the facility had been placed on lock down in the wake of a shooting and gunman on the loose. Employees were urged to lock themselves inside their offices and wait for police.

Just before 11AM, an announcement made over the PA system stated "all clear" and the emergency was over.

Cuyahoga County Sheriff confirms this was only supposed to be a test on the campus of NASA Glenn, but a person who heard the phone message did not hear the word 'test' and the situation quickly escalated.

"It was a test conducted by NASA and somebody that heard the voice message or phone message did not hear the "test" part of it," said Brook Park Lt. Don Michaelosky. "They took it as being an actual incident. And from there it just kind of snowballed.'

"People thought that there was an actual incident occurring rather than a test," Lt. Michaelosky added.

There was no gunman and no shooting at NASA Glenn Research Center Friday morning.

In an afternoon news conference, NASA confirmed the message did not come from inside NASA Glenn, but through a new automated computer message called ENS (Emergency Notification System) at a different center.

NASA also informed reporters that an employee at NASA Glenn inadvertently received the message.

The research center is still conducting an investigation to clear up what exactly happened.

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