Patient killed in shooting that led to hospital lockdown

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LEBANON, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's attorney general says a patient was killed Tuesday at the state's largest hospital by a family member.

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Attorney General Gordon MacDonald gave more information Tuesday night on what prompted an active shooter alert inside the intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

He identified the slain patient as a 70-year-old woman and said the shooter was a relative.

He says no one else was injured.

Authorities said one person was taken into custody while trying to leave the grounds of the hospital.

Rhode Island State Police have identified the person taken into custody as a Rhode Island resident.

A state police spokeswoman says the suspect's car had Rhode Island license plates so New Hampshire police reached out for help in identifying the person.

An employee said all workers received an email from the hospital about a "code silver," telling them to get out if possible and otherwise to shelter in place.

"Code silver" indicates that a violent situation is unfolding.