Fatal shooting of Boston man called "suicide-by-cop"


By Claire Cummings
The Boston Globe

QUINCY, Mass. — Police shot and killed a 65-year-old Quincy man yesterday after he attacked officers with a knife as they responded to a report of an attempted suicide, authorities said.

Police and an emergency unit responded to a 911 call at about 10 a.m. and found James Hart with self-inflicted knife wounds inside a small shed on Grand View Avenue , Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating said during a press conference yesterday. When officers tried to force Hart out of the small structure with a chemical spray, he ran out and attacked with a 12-inch kitchen knife, Keating said.

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