• Brookline health care worker alerts police to patient who has gun in truck

    By: Mike Saccone


    BROOKLINE, Mass. - A health care worker in Brookline alerted police to a patient who had a rifle in their pick-up truck.

    Officers responded to the health care facility on Babcock Street around 12:25 p.m. Thursday after a patient told the worker they had a gun in their truck, but they didn’t have a license to carry a firearm. 

    The worker told her supervisor, who advised her to call police.

    Officers responded to the facility and located the patient. The patient gave consent to the officers to search the truck.

    During the search, police said they found an unloaded, hunting-style rifle. They stressed no ammunition was found in the truck or on the patient. 

    Officers arrested the patient and charged them with unlawful possession of a firearm/rifle.

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