MGH slaying to be investigated as police-involved shooting | Law Enforcement & Security Consulting

READING — The security guard who fatally shot a knife-wielding patient at a psychiatric center on Tuesday was depicted today by his father as a kind and well-trained law enforcement officer.

Speaking briefly to reporters camped outside the family’s home, Paul F. Langone described his 33-year-old son as “the type of person who would help anyone.” The son, Paul M. Langone, is a Boston special officer, a designation given to trained security guards who are authorized to carry firearms and make arrests. Paul M. Langone shot and killed Jay Carciero, 37, after the patient stabbed his doctor during a therapy session at a Massachusetts General Hospital bipolar clinic.

“I’m very proud of him, but at the same time I feel bad because there was a loss of life,” Paul F. Langone said today, describing his son as the “type of person who would help anyone on the side of the road.” Continue reading

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