Suspect arrested in New Hampshire hospital incident may have RI connection


The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System tweeted that Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is on lockdown due to the reported shooter.

The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center remains on lockdown following an active shooter incident Tuesday afternoon. It's not clear what the individual was doing at the hospital.

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".

An unofficial source inside the hospital confirmed that there was an active shooting alert issued, but no confirmation as yet as to what the actual situation is.

Police have told people in the area to avoid the hospital.

Neither police nor hospital officials identified the suspect and did not say if anyone was hurt.

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TV reports claimed that all workers received an email from the hospital about a "code silver", telling them to get out if possible or otherwise stay put.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald would only say that a suspect was apprehended without incident trying to leave the grounds of the hospital. A code silver is a active shooter.

Police from Vermont and New Hampshire responded to an incident that an employee on campus tells us happened around 1:30 p.m.

ABC6 News will update you as soon as new information becomes available.

Dartmouth College, an Ivy League school, announced that classes have not been cancelled and the campus is operating normally.