NH police apprehend suspect in hospital shooting scare

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon N.H. Image Courtesy Ken Gallagher via Wikimedia Commons

Police in New Hampshire on Tuesday took into custody a suspect linked to an active shooting report at Dartmouth-Hitchcock hospital, a spokesman for the Lebanon, New Hampshire, police department said. It is not clear if the lockdown has been lifted.

Multiple New Hampshire State Police cruisers rushed to the area, where they were assisting with response and investigation, NBC5 reported.

CBS affiliate WCAX-TV reports an employee said all workers received an email from the hospital about a "code silver", telling them to get out if possible and otherwise to shelter in place. "We are assessing the situation now, and will have more information as soon as it becomes available".

Police in the town of Lebanon confirmed that one suspect was arrested shortly before 3 p.m., 90 minutes after the initial alert.

The state attorney general's office is investigating.

Heavily-armed police forces are on the scene at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The college said uniformed officers are "sweeping" Dartmouth-Hitchcock facilities "to ensure the buildings are safe on the Lebanon campus".

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