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Report of active shooter at New Hampshire hospital

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon N.H. Image Courtesy Ken Gallagher via Wikimedia Commons

One person is in custody after reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

A suspect is in custody after a hospital in New Hampshire was locked down due to an active shooter situation.

Lebanon police said Tuesday that they are investigating reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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The hospital has been placed on lockdown with those inside being told to shelter-in-place. There is now no confirmation that any shots were fired during the incident, though employees were told to either evacuate or 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.

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. Special agents from ATF's Boston office and representatives of the New Hampshire attorney general's office, including state police, are also responding to the scene.

The hospital issued a "code silver" alert to employees, which alerts the possibility of somebody being violent with a weapon. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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