Monday, July 30, 2012

Barricaded subject in Paxton

Around 6:30 PM yesterday, Officials from Paxton, Leicester, Spencer and the State police responded to a home on Laurel Street for a Deparmtent of Corrections officer that barricaded himself inside. Area houses were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

State police say in a release that Bruce Bazinet, 50, a sergeant at the West Boylston jail, was alone in the house at 100 Laurel St. that he shares with his wife and daughter.

It was also stated, that Bruce Bazinet was potentially suicidal and that he was armed with several firearms including a rifle and several handguns.

A state police negotiator was called to the scene and the subject was taken into custody without incident roughly 2 hours later

He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester for evaluation.

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