May 23, 2018

Hospital In Lockdown After Reported Shooting

13 September 2017, 12:28 | Simon Arnold

Hospital In Lockdown After Reported Shooting

Patient killed by son at New Hampshire hospital, authorities say

Authorities were dispatched at the hospital and sent out an announcement that warned people to avoid the area, and traffic was stopped on a route leading to the hospital.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was locked down after reports of an active shooter on the hospital campus, according to a tweet from Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

A New Hampshire hospital went into lock-down after reports of an active shooter.

The hospital said in a statement the building is now on lockdown "following reports of an active shooter in the hospital". "Lebanon and New Hampshire State police have been alerted and are on-site". Witnesses said via Twitter they had heard gunshots in the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) ward.

A spokesman for the hospital, Mike Barwell, would say only that they have reported "an incident" to the police and officers are responding.

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

Minutes later police said a person was in custody.

Hospital officials sent a statement to Local 22 & Local 44 saying the campus is on lockdown and a shelter in place order has been issued.

Check back as this story develops.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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