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

Dartmouth-Hitchcock

TWITTERPatients have bene evacuated from the New Hampshire hospital

New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Hitchcock hospital was locked down on Tuesday following reports of an active shooter at the medical facility, a spokesman said in an emailed message. Forty percent of its patients are from Vermont.

He said, "I'm not a mind reader", before hanging up. Officials said the body of Frink's wife was found in the driver's seat and the body of his son was found on the floor in the back of the auto.

"It's painful", he said.

Authorities declined to publicly confirm injuries or fatalities, but WMUR reported that one person was shot and killed in what was termed a "domestic-related" incident.

Robert Ferriere then called 911. She was to be discharged Friday.

Ferriere's husband - Frink's stepfather - was in the room with her when Frink arrived.

She ran, took shelter in another room and heard two gunshots, the nurse told police.

Anyone with information on Frink's whereabouts before the shooting is asked to contact the New Hampshire Major Crimes Unit at 603-223-8568.

Denver police responded to a report of an active shooter at Rose Medical Center in Denver on September 16, 2016. "He just calmly walked by me".

The 48-year-old Frink was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on murder charges in the death of 70-year-old Pamela Ferriere, of Groton, New Hampshire.

"As long as he was on his drugs, he was alright", he said.

His Facebook page shows that he became engaged last December.

The attorney general said Frank went to the hospital with the intent to kill his mother.

No witnesses have reported hearing gunfire, and there has been no official confirmation that shots were fired.

Hanover High School was locked down as a precaution, according to Principal Justin Campbell.

Police suspected alcohol played in a role.

Investigators have not released information about Mr. Frink's motive, although New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald did note Mr. Frink's main goal in visiting the hospital was apparently to shoot his mother, according to WMUR.

A motive in the case has not yet been revealed.

Authorities were reportedly conducting a "well-being check" at his home Tuesday night.

Frink's lawyer didn't immediately return a voicemail message left Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Several of Frink's neighbors in Warwick said he mostly kept to himself.

MacDonald says the suspect was apprehended trying to leave the grounds of the hospital.

First responders arrived at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Tuesday afternoon following reports of an active shooter.

"Today was an incredibly stressful day, and a tragic day for the affected family. we had the best outcome possible, however", she said.

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