- Associated Press - Sunday, April 21, 2019

HOPEDALE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man shot by police after authorities say he threatened to harm himself and others with a knife is in serious condition.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said 61-year-old Harvey Bennett Hubbard was shot twice in the abdomen Friday night.

A spokesman for UMass Memorial Medical Center tells The Telegram & Gazette that the man was in serious condition on Sunday.

Police had responded to the Hopedale home for a report of an intoxicated, knife-wielding man. Authorities said Hubbard threatened to stab the officers.

When negotiations broke down, police entered the residence.



Early says two women who had barricaded themselves in a second-story bedroom, climbed out a window and down a Hopedale Fire Department ladder. They were not injured.

It was not immediately clear if Hubbard has an attorney.

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