October 28th, 2009 12:48 AM
Certainly heroic, we are happy he was here
Concealed carry person stops stab happy patient at hospital. The key quote in the story:
I really wonder what the quoted persons pre-attack attitude was toward concealed weapons in the hospital. Call me a cynic, but I will bet that last week, the hospital was dead set against weapons on the premises.
Certainly heroic, we are happy he was here, Bonnie Michelman, the hospital's security director
TBO.com - News From AP
Boston cops: Psych patient stabs doc, is shot dead
By BOB SALSBERG
Associated Press Writer
BOSTON (AP) -- A man stabbed a doctor while being treated at a psychiatric office at a Boston medical building Tuesday and was fatally shot by an off-duty security guard who saw the attack, police said.
The attack took place in the afternoon at a high-rise affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.
The female doctor, identified by hospital officials as Dr. Astrid Desrosiers, was in serious, but stable condition. Police said the suspect died of the gunshot wounds. He was identified as Jay Carciero, 37, of Reading.
"During the course of the stabbing incident an off-duty security officer who was armed interceded. He produced a weapon and ordered the suspect to drop the knife. And when the suspect did not comply, he shot the suspect," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
The security guard was not affiliated with the hospital and just happened to be on the fifth-floor of the building where the attack occurred, according to Bonnie Michelman, the hospital's security director.
"Certainly heroic, we are happy he was here," said Michelman.
October 28th, 2009 12:57 AM
Good, hopefully everything turns out ok for the off duty guard.
Really surprised the hospital isn't posted-although I do not know how that works in Boston.
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October 28th, 2009 01:01 AM
How would that quote have read if had been an average joe, and not an "off duty security guard"? I think many people lump security guards in with the people they are comfortable having guns.
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October 28th, 2009 01:14 AM
I'm told that MGH has a strict "no firearms allowed" policy. But MGLs only prohibit firearms in schools (K-college), thus no laws were broken.
"Policies" are usually in place and enforced on employees and usually can't be enforced upon visitors (unless they do something stupid).
Over many years I've been in MGH and many other Boston hospitals. Don't recall any "gun signs" visible upon entrance, but I don't tend to pay attention to that drivel anyway.
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