Washington (Uttam Hindu News): At least one person was killed in a shooting inside the lobby of a psychiatric hospital in the US state of New Hampshire, while the suspect was shot by a police officer, officials said. According to CNN report, the incident took place on Friday at New Hampshire Hospital in the state capital Concord city. New Hampshire State Police Director Colonel Mark Hall also confirmed the shooting and said that all the patients here are safe.
Addressing a press conference on Friday evening, Colonel Hall said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, entered the hospital lobby and shot an unidentified man, the BBC reported. State police personnel immediately attacked the suspect and killed him, he said.
“The suspicious vehicle is being investigated by the state police bomb squad,” the officer said. He stressed that there is no threat to the public. Commissioner Lori Weaver, head of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, told reporters the hospital will be temporarily closed to visitors but will provide support to patients and staff, CNN reported.