Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center shooting suspect in custody, police say

A suspect was apprehended on the campus of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Tuesday following an active shooter alerting that sent New Hampshire’s largest hospital into lockdown.

Police in the town of Lebanon confirmed that one suspect was apprehended shortly before 3 p. m ., 90 minutes after the initial alert. Earlier, police said they had been looking for a man with salt-and-pepper blond hair who was wearing a red camouflage shirt.

It was not immediately clear whether there were injuries or fatalities.

One hospital employee told WMUR that the hospital had issued a “code silver” alerting, indicating that someone was perhaps being violent with a weapon. Another employee told WCAX that an alerting flashed on computer monitors alerting them to an active shooter in the fourth-floor intensive care unit.

The hospital exhorted everyone on the main campus to evacuate or shelter in place. One hospital employee told WMUR that patients with wheelchairs and others requiring assistance were helped into a parking lot.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock spokesman Mike Barwell told local media that the hospital had reported an “incident” to police, but would not elaborated further.

All schools in Lebanon were placed on lockdown in response to the incident.

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