Dartmouth hospital locked down after report of shooting

Patient killed by son at New Hampshire hospital, authorities say

Dartmouth hospital locked down after report of shooting

Shortly before 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday, authorities at a hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire, broadcasted an "active shooter alert", local media outlets report. Lebanon Police and the New Hampshire State Police are at the hospital assessing the situation.

MacDonald did not confirm if a shooting took place but said the investigation is ongoing and assured there's no threat to the public. It's not clear what the individual was doing at the hospital.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald would only say that a suspect was apprehended without incident trying to leave the grounds of the hospital.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is New Hampshire's largest hospital, and is located in the west-central portion of the state. The resident's name wasn't immediately released.

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A suspect in an active shooter incident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was pulled from a grey Ford Escape at the intersection of LaHaye Drive and Mount Support Road in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

Officials described the incident as an "unfolding situation" and a code silver alert was issued, prompting an evacuation. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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

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