Suspect in custody after report of shooting at New Hampshire's largest hospital

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

Traffic in the area has been stopped on routes leading to the Hospital, Associated Press reported.

One person is in custody after an active-shooter report at a New Hampshire hospital, according to the city's website.

Hospital spokesman Mike Barwell says that Dartmouth-Hitchcock was locked down and that local and state police are on site.

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. We have no word on when the lockdown will be lifted.

Officials say Hanover and Lebanon Police Departments are on scene.

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Lebanon police said that at 1.27pm Tuesday afternoon they received a report that gunman was seen at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. There is no confirmation that shots have been fired, though employees have been told to either evacuate or shelter in place. A code silver is a active shooter.

Stay with 22News and WWLP.com for the latest information, as it becomes available.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Vermont state police assisted New Hampshire and local police.

The New Hampshire Attorney General's office said they were investigating.

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

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