WORCESTER (CBS) — The Worcester District Attorney’s Office has cleared a police officer who shot and killed a man who claimed to have a bomb. It happened on April 21.
Investigators said Worcester police officer Paul Cyr will not face charges in the shooting of 31-year-old Phet Gouvonvong.READ MORE: Record Fall Warmth: An Unprecedented Autumn In New England
For 82 minutes, “Worcester Police Officer attempted to convince Phet Gouvonvong to surrender himself after he state his intention to bring a bomb on his person to the Worcester Police Station,” said a statement from D.A. Joseph Early.READ MORE: As Pediatricians Get Ready To Give COVID Vaccine To Children, Some Doctors Say Review The Data
According to the DA, Cyr was justified in using deadly force after the suspect refused to surrender and tried to leave the controlled location. “Under the circumstances, the Police Officer acted reasonably and lawfully.”MORE NEWS: 'We Thought It Was Going To Explode' Fans On Way To ALCS At Fenway Talk About Houston Plane Crash
Gouvonvong was wearing body armor and appeared to be armed with an assault rifle and an explosive device with wires.