Police in Massachusetts shot and killed a woman who allegedly had a weapon after a family member requested a wellness check Sunday, authorities said.
Responding officers from the town of Easton found the 56-year-old woman at a home with a weapon, Police Chief Keith Boone said in a statement. He did not specify what kind of weapon she had.
The relative who called 911 shortly before noon said the woman was threatening to harm herself.
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After officers had evacuated other residents from the home and set up a perimeter, the woman approached the front door with the weapon, police said.
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An Easton police officer fired a single shot.
Members of a regional police response team later entered the home and found the woman dead inside. Her name was not released.
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The officer has been placed on administrative leave, and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office is investigating, the statement said.