Suspected shooter at New Hampshire’s largest hospital arrested – police
The person of interest was apprehended shortly before 2:30 pm, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported, citing Lebanon police.
Earlier, the police had described the suspected shooter as “contained,” according to the Union Leader editor Trent Spiner.
We are receiving unconfirmed reports that the shooter has been taken into custody. Will update with confirmation. Evac is still in effect. https://t.co/cze4Tle24y— Trent Spiner (@TrentSpiner) September 12, 2017
“Shooter described as male, 6'1'‘, with salt and pepper blonde hair wearing a red camo shirt. If you see, call 911,” Spiner tweeted.
There was a massive police response to reports of an active shooter at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s largest hospital.
"Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is currently locked down following reports of an active shooter in the hospital," hospital spokesman Mike Barwell said in a statement. “Lebanon and New Hampshire State police have been alerted and are on-site.”
Latest: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is currently locked down following reports of an active shooter in the hospital. pic.twitter.com/cymhgUD6Kl— Dartmouth-Hitchcock (@DartmouthHitch) September 12, 2017
Hospital officials instructed personnel to either seek shelter or evacuate the campus. New Hampshire and Lebanon police were sweeping the building, the hospital added.
Code Silver Update 3:04 PM - NH & Lebanon police are still actively sweeping Lebanon campus. More information will be shared when available.— Dartmouth-Hitchcock (@DartmouthHitch) September 12, 2017
Schools in the area have been placed on lockdown as well.Tim Ball, business administrator for Lebanon’s public schools, told the Union Leader the district placed all five of its schools, two within two miles of the hospital, on lockdown as a precaution.