Man shot in Weymouth after lunging at officers with knife - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Man shot in Weymouth after lunging at officers with knife

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WEYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) - Weymouth Police shot a man Friday night after he allegedly lunged at officers with a knife.

Officers responded to reports of a domestic dispute on Winter Street just before midnight. When they arrived, the caller told them that William Sylvester, 35, was in the bedroom.

According to a press release, as police entered the room, Sylvester brandished a knife and immediately lunged at officers. That's when officers fired upon the man, striking him in the lower torso.

He was transported to South Shore Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation revealed that Sylvester had a warrant out for violation of parole for failing to register as a sex offender. He was subsequently arrested on the warrant and is charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder and failing to register as a sex offender.

The incident is still being investigated by Weymouth Police and State Police.
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