A suspected gunman was shot and killed by police Friday morning after leading officers on a chase that began at the prestigious Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and ended in a neighboring town.
Authorities received a call around 9:20 a.m. reporting a person with a gun outside the hospital, Boston police said at a news conference Friday afternoon.
A Brigham and Women's spokesperson said earlier Friday that the hospital received an active shooter alert about the same time.
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When officers arrived, they found the male suspect and "engaged" with him, police Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long said. The suspect pulled out what authorities believe to be a gun and pointed it directly at the officers, he said. The officers discharged their weapons, but the suspect got into his car and fled.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including Boston police and Massachusetts State Police, gave pursuit. Long said the suspect drove into Brookline and crashed into several cars before stopping, getting out and once again displaying what authorities believed to be a gun.
Officers repeatedly told the suspect to drop the weapon and when he refused, they opened fire again.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Brigham and Women's Hospital Security & Boston Police confirm that the active shooter situation is all clear.