A doctor who shot seven people, killing one woman, before turning the gun on himself at a New York hospital had been forced to resign over sexual harassment accusations.
The gunman, Dr Henry Bello, shot himself after trying to set himself on fire at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital at around 2.45pm on Friday.
He staggered, bleeding, into a hallway where he collapsed and died with the rifle at his side, police have said.
A former colleague described the 45-year-old as a problematic employee, and said he was ‘aggressive, talking loudly, threatening people.’ In 2015, he was allowed to resign from the hospital after being accused of sexual harassment.
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According to Pix11, Dr. Bello had three prior arrests, including one for sexual abuse. The New York Post reported that Bello was arrested in August 2004 in Manhattan “following an incident in which a 23-year-old woman said an assailant grabbed her crotch, held her arms, lifted her up and carried her off, saying, ‘You’re coming with me.’”
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According to Pix11, Bello was originally from Nigeria.
A Dr. Henry Bello comes up as a “student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program” in the National Provider Identifier Database. The New York Times reported that Bello had “received a limited permit to practice as an international medical graduate” to gain experience but the permit expired in 2016. He previously had a pharmacy technician license in California, according to the newspaper. Bello was supposed to be supervised by another doctor.
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