LEICESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Worcester County District Attorney said a man was shot by police in Leicester after repeatedly ramming his car into the Leicester Police Station early Sunday morning.
The incident started at around 6:15 AM Sunday morning.
Police said the man, driving an SUV, rammed through the front doors of the Police Department repeatedly until his car was in the building.
"Almost the entire vehicle was in the lobby," DA Joseph Early said.
A dispatcher in Worcester saw what was happening in real time on the station's surveillance cameras, and contacted police and EMS.
DA Early said that the man got out of the car when police officers arrived and shouldered what looked to be a rifle, aiming it at the officers. The officers then shot the man.
The man was then transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, where he was pronounced dead. The DA's office could not say it it was a real gun, but did say that the suspect appeared to be in his early 20's.
The officers were placed on administrative leave, which Leicester Police Chief Ken Antanavica said was standard department policy after an incident of this kind.
WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSauzville) reports: