Man rams truck into trooper’s cruiser in Avon, police say

AVON, Mass. (AP) — State police say a Bridgewater man is facing attempted murder and other charges for ramming a state police cruiser with his pickup truck, prompting two troopers to open fire.

Police say 48-year-old Gene Guilbeault is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges including assault with intent to murder and assault and battery on a police officer.


The troopers responded to an Avon doughnut shop at about 11 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report from a relative that Guilbeault was distraught and possibly armed.

The troopers opened fire when the suspect drove his truck toward them.

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The preliminary investigation indicates that no one was struck. The troopers were not hurt.

Guilbeault was treated at a hospital for superficial injuries.

Per protocol, the use of potentially deadly force is under investigation.

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