On Thursday, Connecticut police announced that they had apprehended a woman who had allegedly entered the Bristol police station and opened fire.
The shooting that began just after 10:30 p.m. on Thursday resulted in the arrest of 51-year-old Suzanne Laprise, accused of attempted murder, various firearms offenses, and using a pistol while intoxicated.
According to the police, Ms. Laprise opened fire through the unattended front lobby desk glass.
Police said the suspect then began firing through bulletproof glass at responding policemen. Even though one of the officers fired back, no bullets were able to penetrate the glass, as reported by the authorities.
According to the authorities, a Taser was used to sedate Ms. Laprise before she was taken into custody.
A $3 million bond has been set for Ms. Laprise’s release.
Laprise, a former state employee in Connecticut, is seen on surveillance film having a violent outburst at a police station. She is shown rushing into the police station while holding a gun to her head.
She approached the empty front desk, brandished her weapon, and began beating on the windows. After firing five shots at the window, Laprise shed her crimson coat.
She then sat on a bench in the lobby, pistol to head, and fired a shot into the ceiling as police officers arrived.
She was evaluated at Bristol Hospital in Connecticut.
Among the many charges against Laprise are criminal use of a weapon, reckless endangerment in the first degree, illegal possession of a large capacity magazine, discharging a firearm while under the influence, attempted murder, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, failing to comply with pistol permit requirements, criminal mischief in the first degree, and breach of peace in the second degree.
Hearst Connecticut Media reports that she spent 12 years serving those with disabilities as an employee of the state’s Department of Developmental Services.
It’s not apparent what set her off.
Her next court date is October 17, and she is now being jailed on a $3 million bail.