Hospital in NH evacuated after active shooter scare

Hospital in NH evacuated after active shooter scare
Posted at 2:29 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 11:01:17-04

LEBANON, NH (RNN) - A hospital in western New Hampshire has been evacuated and police are on the scene amid a report of an active shooter.

Dartmoth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire's largest hospital, reported on its Facebook page that the building was on lockdown after reports of an active shooter and officials will have more news as it becomes available. The hospital issued an "active shooter alert" just before 2 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

A witness told NBC5 that there was an active shooter on the fourth floor. A hospital employee said that staff has been evacuated, and added that she saw people in wheelchairs and people who need assistance being evacuated.

Multiple New Hampshire State Police cruisers rushed to the area, where they were assisting with response and investigation, NBC5 reported. 

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