Patient Stabbed Boston psychiatrist – Shot by Off Duty Security Guard at Massachusetts General Hospital
Posted Oct 28 2009 11:01pm
No names have been released, but the off duty security guard was hailed as a hero after shooting the patient. One more incident of violence at a healthcare facility. According to the article, the office where the stabbing occurred was a clinic dedicated to the the treatment of bi-polar and other mental diseases. The doctor is in the hospital and survived the incident.
A patient in a psychiatric center near the Massachusetts General Hospital stabbed his doctor this afternoon before being shot dead by an off-duty security guard, police said.
The physician is in stable condition, Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said at a press conference this afternoon as he described a chaotic scene.
A relative said the victim was Dr. Astrid Desrosiers, a Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatrist who worked at the center. Isabellie Desrosiers, Desrosiers' sister-in-law, said she had been told by Desrosiers' sister that Astrid had been shot. Police identified the patient late this afternoon as 37-year-old Jay Carciero of Reading.
This was the second attack in less than a week inside a Massachusetts General Hospital facility. On Thursday afternoon, a 40-year-old homeless man allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old female employee inside a restroom at the main hospital building on Fruit Street. The suspect, David Flavell, a repeat sex offender, was ordered today to undergo a 20-day mental competency evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital.