A 63-year-old guard on the New Hampshire State Hospital in Concord was shot to demise Friday afternoon whereas working within the foyer.
Bradley Haas, 63, of Franklin, N.H., a state Department of Safety Security Officer, was working on the hospital’s entrance foyer entrance when an unidentified assailant shot him at round 3:30 p.m. Friday, in line with an announcement from the New Hampshire legal professional common’s workplace.
“We are shocked and saddened by today’s incident at the New Hampshire State Hospital,” Lori Weaver, the commissioner of the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, stated at a press convention held later within the day. “All patients and hospital staff are safe. Our hearts go out to the family of the victim as well as our colleagues who have been impacted.”
The State Police obtained a name in regards to the taking pictures at 3:38 p.m., in line with a press convention held by Col. Mark Hall later within the day. He stated that whereas CPR and different life-saving measures had been carried out on the scene, Haas succumbed to his accidents.
The shooter, who authorities weren’t figuring out Friday night time, was additionally killed through the incident.
“A State Trooper assigned to the hospital and in close proximity immediately engaged, shot and killed the suspect,” Col. Hall stated within the press convention. “The total incident was contained inside the foyer of the hospital.
Haas labored as a younger man as a navy police officer for the U.S. Army for 3 years earlier than then serving within the Franklin Police Department for 28 years, in line with the AG assertion. He began as a patrol officer earlier than rising to chief of the division.
Other responders included different members of the State Police, Concord Police officers, State Complex Police officers and deputies with the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office in addition to members of the Concord Fire Department.
A media briefing is scheduled for Saturday morning.