UPDATE: NH authorities respond to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for reports of active shooter
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LEBANON — The New Hampshire Attorney General's office, State Police and Lebanon police have responded to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for reports of an active shooter.
Workers received an email 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.
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.
Mike Barwell, media relations manager, told NH1 News police were on their way to the hospital around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Barwell could not provide any other information on the incident.
Several witnesses driving along Interstate I-89 reported seeing heavy State Police presence at all exits.
The Vermont State Police also are assisting New Hampshire law enforcement with the situation.
People are being asked to avoid the area at this time.
NH1 News will update this story as more information becomes available.
Material from The Associated Press contributed to this story.