Reports Of Active Shooter At New Hampshire's Biggest Hospital

Sep 13, 2017, 00:29
Reports Of Active Shooter At New Hampshire's Biggest Hospital

Lebanon Police and the New Hampshire State Police are at the hospital assessing the situation.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire's largest hospital, reported on its Facebook page that the building was on lockdown after reports of an active shooter just before 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

Police in Lebanon, New Hampshire are investigating an incident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital.

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Lebanon police confirmed that there is an active investigation at the hospital but would not elaborate.

Hospital spokesman Mike Barwell says that Dartmouth-Hitchcock was locked down and that local and state police are on site. Police flooded the scene and reports of a suspect in custody started coming in about an hour after the first reports of the incident.

The name of the suspect wasn't immediately released by officials and the victim's condition is now unknown.

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Nearby Dartmouth College said on Twitter that police were searching for a 6-foot, 1-inch (1.85 m) tall man with salt and pepper blonde hair who was wearing a red camouflage shirt.

Tim Ball, business administrator for Lebanon's public schools, said the district placed all five of its schools on lockdown as a precaution.

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This is a developing story.

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