Suspect in New Hampshire hospital shooting report in custody: police

(Reuters) – Police in New Hampshire on Tuesday took into custody a suspect linked to an active shooting report at Dartmouth-Hitchcock hospital, a spokesman for the Lebanon, New Hampshire, police department said.

The hospital, the state’s largest, was locked down following reports of an active shooter, a spokesman said in an emailed message.

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

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

Nearby Dartmouth College said on Twitter that police were searching for a 6-foot, 1-inch (1.85 m) tall man with salt and pepper blonde hair who was wearing a red camouflage shirt.

Reporting by Scott Malone in Boston; Additional reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; editing by Dan Grebler

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