Investigators say York County officers killed armed man

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 21, 2013 10:49 AM
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(York) -- Pennsylvania State Police say a municipal officer in York County shot and killed an armed 72-year-old man after he fired at police. 

A state police spokesman said Clifton Thomson was shot several times early Thursday morning after he advanced on them and would not comply with an order to put down his .30-caliber rifle.

The officers with Northern York Regional Police who were involved have been placed on administrative leave.

The incident began after Thomson called a crisis center and said he was considering harming himself.

After police arrived, Thomson's wife was able to get out of the home safely.

Police say he fired at them at close range during negotiations, and Thomson ran from the home and was killed. State police are investigating.

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