BREAKING NEWS: Shooting reported at DHMC
UPDATE: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AT DHMC
UPDATE: AT 2:50 P.M. POLICE ARE REPORTING THE SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY JUST OUTSIDE ONE OF THE HOSPITAL ENTRANCES AND WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY NEAR HIS VEHICLE.
Police say they will now have to clear the entire complex and the lockdown on area schools will be lifted.
LEBANON, NH - A massive police and emergency response is underway at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center following a report that a shooting took place inside a patient room in the Intensive Care Unit shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that one person, possibly a patient was reportedly shot inside the room, their condition is not known at this time.
Police from Lebanon and surrounding communities are searching the hospital in cooperation with security staff at the hospital and officers have shut down traffic on Route 120 and are looking for a vehicle that some reports indicate the suspect may have already used to flee the complex. Those reports are unconfirmed.
A large number of people from the medical complex have been evacuated into the parking lots surrounding the white-and-green buildings and police tactical teams are working room-to-room searching for the suspect in sections of the complex. Staff members were sent alerts on Dartmouth Hitchcock's internal email system warning them of the shooting and urging them to either immediately flee the buildings or to take shelter in place.
Police do have the name of a possible suspect and have put out a broadcast to police agencies in two states saying that they are looking for a man in his 50s who has salt-and-pepper gray-blonde hair with a handgun who may be driving a grey Ford Escape with Rhode Island license plates.
Police SWAT teams from the cities of Manchester and Keene have been mobilized and are responding to the hospital complex to assist in searching the buildings.
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Updated: Vehicle color and make was revised by police
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