New Hampshire hospital locked down after report of active shooter

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 2:27 PM

(Reuters) - New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Hitchcock hospital was locked down on Tuesday following reports of an active shooter at the facility, a spokesman said in an emailed message.

Police from Lebanon, New Hampshire, as well as state troopers were on site, the spokesman said.

"We are assessing the situation now, and will have more information as soon as it becomes available," hospital spokesman Mike Barwell said in an email.

There was no confirmation that shots had been fired at the state's largest hospital, located near the Vermont border, about 105 miles northwest of Boston.

(Reporting by Scott Malone in Boston; Editing by Dan Grebler)