Active shooter situation reported at New Hampshire hospital


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

The hospital has been placed on lockdown with those inside being told to shelter-in-place.

Workers received an email earlier in the afternoon from the hospital for a "code silver", which means employees need to get out of the hospital if possible or if they can not leave, then they should shelter in place. Tweets began filtering in at around 1:45 p.m. on September 12 that there had been gunfire in the hospital's ICU.

In a statement a hospital spokesman, Mike Barwell, said, "Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is now locked down following reports of an active shooter in the hospital". Traffic in the area has been stopped on routes leading to the Hospital, Associated Press reported.

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Hospital spokesman Mike Barwell says that Dartmouth-Hitchcock was locked down and that local and state police are on site.

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Police flooded the scene and reports of a suspect in custody started coming in about an hour after the first reports of the incident.

The state attorney general's office is investigating.