New Hampshire State Hospital Shooting: Suspect, Victim Dead in Concord
A retired police chief employed as a security guard at the New Hampshire State Hospital was among two people killed in a shooting incident. The suspect was killed by a state trooper assigned to the hospital. The incident has been contained and all patients at the hospital are declared safe.
Suspect and Victim Dead in New Hampshire State Hospital Shooting
A suspect and a victim, identified as 63-year-old Bradley Haas of Franklin, New Hampshire, are both dead following a shooting at New Hampshire State Hospital in Concord. The incident, which took place on Friday afternoon, is now “contained,” and all patients at the hospital are safe.
“An active shooter situation occurred at the New Hampshire State Hospital and was contained to the front lobby,” stated New Hampshire State Police Col. Mark Hall. “There is no active shooter threat to the public. The scene remains active, as one suspicious vehicle has been located.”
The suspect was shot and killed by a New Hampshire State trooper who was assigned to the hospital. The New Hampshire Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management had earlier reported “multiple victims” in the incident. However, they later confirmed that only one person was shot and taken to the hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.
Approximately half an hour after the incident, the department stated “The situation at New Hampshire Hospital has been contained. The scene remains active. The suspect is deceased.” The public has been requested to avoid the area.
The 185-bed facility is an acute psychiatric hospital with its own uniformed security force, and requires visitors to pass 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.”
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