Active shooter situation reported at New Hampshire hospital


Mike Barwell, media relations manager, told NH1 News police were on their way to the hospital around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

New Hampshire: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre was put under lockdown on Tuesday after reports of an active shooter.

The Lebanon Department of Public Safety confirmed that someone was taken into custody shortly before 3 p.m. following reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The Attorney General usually responds to homicide investigations.

Reports from the area indicate that heavily armed police are on scene outside the hospital.

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According to a staff alert from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the campus is now under a code silver.

'Police are looking for a male, 6-feet-one-inch tall, with salt and pepper blonde hair, and wearing a red camouflage shirt'. Although law enforcement officials have not confirmed whether the auto was connected to the incident, Rhode Island State Police confirmed to WJAR the SUV belongs to the suspect after authorities contacted them regarding the vehicle's Rhode Island license plates. The main campus was not placed on lockdown. The hospital urged those who could safely flee to do so and those who could not to shelter in place.

Check back as this story develops.