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DHMC Active Shooter
An active shooter was reported yesterday at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. A man from Warwick, R.I. allegedly shot his mother four times in the stomach area, killing her. She was a patient in the DHMC intensive care unit. The shooter’s step-father was in the room, too, but was not harmed:
The hospital was evacuated, and the local schools were locked down:
As of yesterday evening, the man was being held at the Lebanon Police Station, where he was being questioned by the Major Crimes division and representatives from the NH Attorney General’s office. He had been apprehended while trying to flee from the hospital.
The Valley News now has a full report on the incident. The paper notes that, “Travis Frink, 49, will be arraigned Wednesday in Grafton Superior Court for the first-degree murder of Pamela Ferriere, of Groton, N.H.”
Addendum: The Lebanon Food Coop in Centerra responded to a call yesterday saying that the store was not being evacuated; a manager there said that business was taking place as usual with lots of shoppers and no reason to close down. My own business, located immediately behind the Co-op, did not close either.
Addendum: As of Thursday, the Valley News has a detailed report on the incident.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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