Gunman in Custody After Shooting at NH Hospital

Casey Dawson
September 13, 2017

The hospital was locked down following reports of an active shooter.

Lebanon police said they are still securing the area to make sure there are no further hazards after responding to reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Hospital employees received an alert warning them of an active shooter in the level 4 south intensive care unit and told them to shelter in place, the Valley News of Lebanon reports.

We are hearing that police are calling neighboring businesses, telling them they're not sure if this is an isolated incident and to go into lockdown, too. There has been no confirmation of a shooting.

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The center helped identify the suspect as a Rhode Island resident, said Laura Meade Kirk, a state police spokeswoman. People who have evacuated have been urged to get away from the area of the hospital several times by police.

The hospital issued a "code silver" alert to employees, which alerts the possibility of somebody being violent with a weapon.

Local 22 & Local 44 has a crew headed to the scene and will update this story when more information becomes available. The state attorney general's office, state police and local police are investigating the incident.

Dartmouth College, an Ivy League school, announced that classes have not been cancelled and the campus is operating normally.

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