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Police: Woman threatened troopers with gun before shooting

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SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — The Delaware State Police says a 51-year-old woman was armed with a gun and threatening law enforcement officers with the weapon when a trooper fatally shot her.

In a news release on Saturday, the State Police says Thursday’s shooting at a home in Seaford remains under investigation. The trooper was placed on administrative leave, a standard procedure after police shootings. The woman’s name wasn’t immediately released. Police say troopers were called to a home to help medical personnel at the residence.

The news release says the woman threatened the medical personnel and troopers with a gun as they were engaging with her.

 

 

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