The state hospital in Concord will be the site of a candlelight vigil on Monday, at 4:30 p.m., to remember Bradley Haas, the security guard who was killed in the hospital’s lobby on Friday. Haas, a 63-year-old resident of Franklin, had been with the hospital since 2019 and was formerly the town’s police chief.

According to police reports, John Madore, a 33-year-old transient, is believed to have shot and killed Haas as he began his shift at the hospital. The police have not disclosed any information about what led Madore to the hospital or whether he had any connection to a U-Haul found running in the parking lot with an AR-style rifle, tactical vest, and several magazines of ammunition inside.

The vigil will take place near the soccer fields adjacent to the hospital at the corner of South Fruit and Clinton streets in Concord. Mental health support will be provided on-site by NAMI NH for attendees who may need it. Anyone unable to attend but seeking mental health support can call 988, New Hampshire’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline line. Additional resources are also available by texting 833-710-6477 or visiting online.

By Editor

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