The gunman who opened fire in a New Hampshire psychiatric hospital Friday night gunned down a security guard after failing to get past the hospital’s metal detectors and then was shot and killed by a state trooper assigned to the facility.
New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella identified the security guard as 63-year-old Bradley Haas, who was a former chief of police in Franklin, WMUR reported.
The suspect was identified as John Madore, 33. He used a 9mm handgun to kill Haas.
Investigators are trying ot determine if Madore is connected with a U-Haul truck found running in the parking lot of the New Hampshire Hospital. They found an AR-15 style rifle , ammunition, and a tactical vest inside the truck, State Police Col. Mark Hall said.
Investigators have not revealed a motive. Formella described Madore as “transient” and said police did know know if he had ties to the hospital or to the security guard he murdered.
Reports of gunfire came in Saturday afternoon, and by 5 p.m., police said the situation had been “contained,” as CrimeOnline reported. All other staff and patients were said to be safe.
The New Hampshire Hospital is a state-run psychiatric facility that sits on a 120-acre campus that also includes several other state offices.
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[Featured image: John Madore/New Hampshire State Police and Bradley Haas/Franklin Police Department]