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Hospital In Lockdown After Reported Shooting

13 September 2017

Police want everyone to avoid the area of the hospital.

A silver SUV at the entrance of the hospital's campus was surrounded by police after the hospital was locked down following the reports of an active shooter.

Police say that they have arrested an active shooter that forced New Hampshire's biggest hospital to go into lockdown. It's not clear what the individual was doing at the hospital.

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Suspect is in custody, Lebanon police confirm. There is no confirmation that shots have been fired, though employees have been told to either evacuate or shelter in place.

According to Lebanon police, they are investigating reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Officials described the incident as an "unfolding situation" and a code silver alert was issued, prompting an evacuation. Special agents from ATF's Boston office and representatives of the New Hampshire attorney general's office, including state police, also responded to the scene.

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

Dartmouth College, located about two miles away from the hospital, tweeted that its campus was not on lockdown.

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Hospital In Lockdown After Reported Shooting