Man opens fire in New York hospital kills one, injures others before killing himself

A hospital staff member talks on his phone as he walks past police outside the Bronx Lebanon hospital center. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

A doctor harboring what appeared to be a longstanding grudge opened fire with an assault rifle at the New York City hospital where he used to work Friday, killing one and injuring several others before taking his own life, according to police sources.

In the wake of what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a “horrific” instance of what appeared to be workplace violence just before 3 p.m., the suspect, Dr. Henry Bello, who hid the AR-15 under his lab coat, tried to set himself on fire and then shot himself in the head, the sources said.

“Our hearts go out to the family of the doctor who passed away,” Mayor de Blasio said, adding that the city stands in “solidarity” with those who were “fighting for their lives.”

Hospital workers described a terrifying scene as well as heroism amid the chaos, according to ABC-owned station WABC.

EMT Robert Maldonado said he and his partner had locked themselves in a room with doctors and nurses when they heard someone yell for medics, according to WABC.

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