CONCORD, N.H. – A suspect is dead after a shooting at New Hampshire State Hospital in Concord Friday afternoon. Police say the situation is now “contained” and all patients at the hospital are safe.
New Hampshire State Police said earlier in a social media post that there were “multiple victims” in the shooting. The shooting happened in the front lobby. No other details were immediately available.
The New Hampshire Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said just after 4 p.m. that police were responding to “a situation unfolding at the New Hampshire Hospital.”
About a half hour later, the department said “The situation at New Hampshire Hospital has been contained. The scene remains active. The suspect is deceased.”
The public is being asked to avoid the area.
The 185-bed facility is an acute psychiatric hospital. The hospital has its own uniformed security force and requires visitors to go through metal detectors.
Gov. Chris Sununu released a statement about the hospital incident.
“This afternoon, there was an incident at New Hampshire Hospital, which has been contained. While the scene remains active as the campus is cleared, the suspect is deceased. The state immediately mobilized, and first responders and law enforcement are on the scene. We will provide as many details as possible as this situation unfolds,” he said.
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