Braintree, MA - A Braintree Police Officer was shot Friday night at a Motel 6, and the suspect is still not in custody.
According to NBC Boston, the incident occurred at Motel 6 at 125 Union Street. The suspect is still barricaded inside the motel.
There is a large police presence at the motel. Quincy Police Department, Weymouth Police Department, Braintree Police Department, and Massachusetts State Police all have units on scene.
The injured officer, who was not identified, was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment. He was reported to be conscious at the time he was transported. His condition is not known.
One Braintree police officer told NBC Boston that he was praying. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured police officer, and all officers who are working this active incident.
UPDATE: The officer was shot while he was attempting to check the warrant status on a suspect. When the officers arrived, the suspect opened fire. The officer was shot in the face at least once. He was transported to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive. The suspect has still not been identified.
The police have still not been able to make contact with the suspect, and once they do, they will begin negotiations. Hotels rooms have been evacuated in preparation for a tactical entry, if necessary.
All train service in and out of Braintree has been canceled while this event is still unfolding.
UPDATE: Suspect found dead.
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