UPDATE: 1 person in custody after active shooter situation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
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LEBANON — One person is in custody after reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Lebanon police said as of 2:57 p.m. a person believed to be involved in the incident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has been taken into police custody.
Workers received an email earlier in the afternoon from the hospital for a "code silver," which means employees need to get out of the hospital if possible or if they cannot leave, then they should shelter in place.
Mike Barwell, media relations manager, told NH1 News police were on their way to the hospital around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The New Hampshire Attorney General's office as well as New Hampshire State Police, Lebanon police, Vermont State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene to search for the shooter.
The Attorney General's office said this is an unfolding investigation and additional information will be provided as soon as possible while still protecting the integrity of the investigation. The Attorney General usually responds to homicide investigations.
Several witnesses driving along Interstate I-89 reported seeing heavy State Police presence at all exits.
Material from The Associated Press contributed to this article.