New Hampshire's biggest hospital under lockdown after reports of active shooter

"We are assessing the situation now, and will have more information as soon as it becomes available", the statement reads.

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

"Police were looking for a man described as 6'1" tall, with salt and pepper blonde hair, wearing a red camoflage shirt and possibly carrying a camoflage backpack, according to Dartmouth College in neighboring Hanover.

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Rhode Island State Police say the suspect taken into custody following reports of an active shooter at New Hampshire's largest hospital is a Rhode Island resident.

A silver SUV at the entrance of the hospital's campus was surrounded by police after the hospital was locked down following the reports of an active shooter.

Police have been notified of an incident at Dartmouth Hitchcock hospital in Lebanon, which was was placed on "active shooter" alert this afternoon. Witnesses said via Twitter they had heard gunshots in the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) ward.

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Mike Barwell, media relations manager, told NH1 News police were on their way to the hospital around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

People at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus in Lebanon were asked to shelter in place Tuesday.

This is a developing story.

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