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Man fatally shot by SWAT outside Sumner residence

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Oct. 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm with No Comments »
October 24, 2012 7:21 pm

UPDATE as of 7:18 p.m. The officer is with the Milton Police Department and has been put on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, per department procedure, Palmer said. The weapon appeared to be a firearm, she said. Milton police officials said they will not be releasing information about the officer tonight.

UPDATE as of 5:56 p.m. The man, 47, was fatally shot by a member of Metro SWAT about 4:19 p.m., according to Sumner police. He came out of the house pointing a weapon at officers and did not respond to commands to put it down, city spokeswoman Carmen Palmer said. It was not immediately clear what weapon the man was pointing. Metro SWAT is a coalition of local agencies, and it was also not immediately clear which agency the SWAT member belongs to.

INITIAL: Officers are responding to a residence in the 7000 block of 142nd Avenue East, after a man called 911 just before 3 p.m. and threatened to kill himself, according to Sumner police.

The man has locked himself in the residence, police said, and there don’t seem to be any hostages.

Metro SWAT is being called out.

Two units may be visible along state Route 410, police said.

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