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One person suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot Tuesday morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and one suspect has been taken into custody, Boston police said.
“Situation under control,” police said on their official Twitter feed.
Officer James Kenneally, a police spokesman, said a gun was also recovered.
The incident happened at the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, which is across the street from the main entrance of the hospital.
“There has been a shooting in the Shapiro building (70 Francis Street), and the suspect has been apprehended. The Shapiro Center has been locked down, and all staff are asked to remain in place. More information will be shared as it becomes available,” the hospital said in a statement. The hospital said later that the building was no longer in lockdown.
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One person has been shot at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and the suspect has been taken into custody, Boston police said.
The streets around the Shapiro Center were cordoned off with yellow police tape shortly before noon. Two ambulances and about a half-dozen police cars were parked in front of the building.
The incident trapped staff, patients and family members inside the building – sometimes in exam rooms – for about 45 minutes, witnesses said.
Irene Stefanidis had brought her father to the Shapiro Center for some testing. While inside an exam room on the first floor, someone announced over the loudspeaker that a life-threatening emergency was taking place on the second floor, and that everyone should go into a room and lock the door behind them.