Police officer shot in face, shooter holed up in motel room

2017-05-06 16:08
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Braintree - A police officer has been shot in the face at a Massachusetts motel, where the shooter is holed up in a room.

Police have officers and vehicles stationed around the grounds of the Motel 6 in Braintree, just south of Boston.

Police say officers were at the motel to check a person's warrant status on Friday night when the person opened fire, hitting one officer. They say the officer has been hospitalised for surgery and is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses say they heard at least three gunshots, possibly up to seven or eight.

Many rooms at the motel have been evacuated. A nearby train station has been closed.

Police say they hope to contact and negotiate with the shooter.

A man who answered a phone at the motel wouldn't talk and hung up.

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