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Massachusetts police shoot, kill woman after wellness check

By The Associated Press - | Feb 7, 2023

Boston Bruins newly hired head coach Jim Montgomery, center, displays a Bruins jersey while standing with team owner Jeremy Jacobs, left, and CEO Charlie Jacobs, right, during a news conference, July 11, 2022, in Boston. The NHL coaching carousel last summer involved the Boston Bruins firing coach Bruce Cassidy and the Vegas Golden Knights doing the same to Peter DeBoer. Cassidy replaced DeBoer in Vegas and DeBoer went to the Dallas Stars. Jim Montgomery had been fired by the Stars three seasons ago for inappropriate conduct but had gotten back into the NHL as an assistant in St. Louis. Montgomery then replaced Cassidy in Boston. All three teams led their respective division at the All-Star break and are on track to make the playoffs. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)

EASTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts shot and killed a woman who allegedly had a weapon after a family member requested a wellness check Sunday, authorities said.

Responding officers from the town of Easton found the 56-year-old woman at a home with a weapon, Police Chief Keith Boone said in a statement. He did not specify what kind of weapon she had.

The relative who called 911 shortly before noon said the woman was threatening to harm herself.

After officers had evacuated other residents from the home and set up a perimeter, the woman approached the front door with the weapon, police said.

An Easton police officer fired a single shot.

Members of a regional police response team later entered the home and found the woman dead inside. Her name was not released.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office is investigating, the statement said.


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