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Alleged hospital gunman was accused of sexual harassment

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UPDATE: Two law enforcement officials say the doctor who opened fire at a New York City hospital where he once worked was allowed to resign in 2015 amid sexual harassment allegations.
   The officials did not immediately know the details of the allegations against Dr. Henry Bello, who killed a doctor and injured six other people at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday before killing himself.
   But according to police reports he had a history of sexual harassment cases. Police say Bello was arrested in 2004 on a charge of sexual abuse after a woman told police he grabbed her, lifted her up and carried her off, saying, "You're coming with me."
   He was also arrested in 2009 on a charge of unlawful surveillance after two women reported he was trying to look up their skirts with a mirror. The arrest was later sealed.
   The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.  

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UPDATE: A law enforcement official says the gunman who opened fire at a New York City hospital was a doctor who formerly worked there.

The official says Dr. Henry Bello walked into Bronx Lebanon Hospital at about 2:50 p.m. Friday with a rifle concealed in his lab coat and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring six others. He then apparently killed himself.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Bello was listed on the hospital's website as a family medicine physician. It's not clear when he left the hospital. Calls there rang unanswered.

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(NBC) -  At least one person was shot Friday at a Bronx hospital, multiple senior New York City officials told NBC News.

The gunfire was first reported on the eighth floor of Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center at 3 p.m., the New York Police Department said.

The hospital is on lockdown, a source told NBC New York. The gunman had a rifle, possibly an AR-15 type assault rifle, multiple senior NYPD officials said.

"One shooter is deceased at the hospital," according to J. Peter Donald, assistant commissioner for communication for the NYPD.

The NYPD and Fire Department are responding to the incident, as there has been a report of smoke on several floors at the hospital.

Investigators from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were also at the hospital.

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