BREAKING NEWS: Gunman on the loose at a NSW hospital sparks a major police manhunt
A gunman is reportedly on the loose at a hospital in the Hunter region of New South Wales.
Kurri Kurri Hospital has been placed into lockdown and a police manhunt is currently underway.
Emergency services were called to the hospital at 12.15pm on Wednesday following reports shots has been fired.
NSW Police officers (file image pictured) were called to Kurri Kurri Hospital, in the Hunter region, at 12.15pm on Wednesday after a man fired a gun into the air
NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia it is understood a man discharged a firearm into the air.
He then fled into nearby bushland.
Hunter Valley Police district officers conducted large scale search of the area with assistance from pol air and Operation Utah officers.
Members of the public have been urged to avoid the area.
It is understood the man may have been arrested and taken into custody.
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