Today, October 27, 2009 at approximately 2:08pm, Boston Police Officers were dispatched to 50 Staniford Street (District A1) for a report of shots fired. Officers were directed to the 5th floor of a psychiatry office building leased by Massachusetts General Hospital. Officers observed a male, later identified as the suspect, who appeared to have been shot multiple times. The other victim, a female physician, was suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Earlier, while the victim was treating the suspect as a patient, she was attacked and stabbed by the suspect with a knife. An off-duty security officer, who was nearby, interceded, produced a firearm and ordered the suspect to drop the knife. When the suspect refused to comply with the security officer’s commands, he discharged his weapon.
Both parties were treated for their injuries. The suspect, Jay Carciero, 37, of Reading, MA, was pronounced. The victim is in stable condition.
The incident remains under investigation.