CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A capturing at a New Hampshire psychiatric hospital Friday ended with the suspect lifeless, police stated.
New Hampshire Homeland Safety and Emergency Administration posted on X, previously often called Twitter, that at 4:45 p.m., the suspect was lifeless.
State police stated there have been “a number of victims” in an alert launched through social media late Friday afternoon. Additional particulars weren’t instantly accessible. New Hampshire Hospital is the state psychiatric hospital, situated within the state’s capital metropolis.
In a press release simply earlier than 5 p.m., Gov. Chris Sununu stated the scene had been contained. “Whereas the scene stays energetic because the campus is cleared, the suspect is deceased. The state instantly mobilized, and first responders and legislation enforcement are on the scene. We’ll present as many particulars as attainable as this case unfolds.”
The ability, which has roughly 185 beds, is the one state-run psychiatric hospital for adults in New Hampshire. It’s situated within the capital metropolis of Harmony, close to Harmony Excessive Faculty, a number of state companies and a district courthouse. It’s situated on a big campus comprising greater than 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of land.
Harmony police and deputies from the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Division, together with state police, reported New Hampshire Homeland Safety and Emergency was establishing a media middle Friday night at a close-by sports activities discipline.
Friday’s capturing was the newest act of violence at a U.S. hospital. Medical facilities nationwide have struggled to adapt to the rising threats, which have helped make well being care one of many nation’s most violent fields.