Texas police shoot and kill armed man in Dallas-area hospital

Dallas emergency room calls police after 34-year-old patient is seen with a gun

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Officers fatally shot a patient at a Dallas-area hospital who had a gun in an emergency room, authorities said.

A nurse called police Wednesday night after she saw that the 34-year-old patient had a gun at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Irving, said city police spokesman Robert Reeves.

A hospital officer and an Irving police officer confronted the man, who opened fire, Reeves said. The officers fired back, killing him.

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Texas police shoot and kill man who open fired in emergency room. 

Texas police shoot and kill man who open fired in emergency room. 

No one else was hurt.

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Authorities didn’t immediately release the man's name. They haven't said why he was at the hospital or why he might have opened fire.