Active shooter reported at Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center; 1 in custody

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"Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is now locked down following reports of an active shooter in the hospital", media relations manager Mike Barwell said in a statement.

The city's official website posted that a person was in custody who was believed to be involved in the shooting reports. There is now no confirmation that any shots were fired during the incident, though employees were told to either evacuate or shelter in place.

Lebanon police said Tuesday there were reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the state's largest hospital.

Heavily-armed police forces are on the scene at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He also confirmed that local and state police were on site.

The state attorney general's office is investigating.

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Police have told people in the area to avoid the hospital.

"Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is now locked down following reports of an active shooter in the hospital", the facility said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

No further information was immediately available, but the investigation remains ongoing.

The incident occurred at 1.27pm when an "active shooter" call was placed to authorities, according to local reports.

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