Cops Shot Dead Man After Threat on Pa. Radio Station

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    Cops Shot Dead Man After Threat on Pa. Radio Station

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    Manager: Cops Shot Dead Man After Threat on Pa. Radio Station

    Friday, July 25, 2008

    The driver of a vehicle attempts unsuccessfully to run over police officers near Christian radio station WTLR in State College, Pa.

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. A man who had threatened a Christian radio station was shot and killed by police Friday after he fired at officers with a rifle and tried to run them over with his sport utility vehicle, authorities said.

    WTLR station manager Mark VanOuse said the station received a tip around 10 a.m. that someone armed with a shotgun was asking people for the address of the radio station and for money. Police got the same tip and went to the station, Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira said.

    Officers intercepted the man as he arrived at the station, where he began shooting at police outside, ramming police cruisers and trying to run over officers on foot, witnesses said. After an exchange of gunfire, the suspect was shot dead in his white Ford Bronco, Madeira said. No one else was wounded.

    Witnesses said they heard about 20 rounds of gunfire.

    "At least twice he fired from the car," said Brad Shearer, who watched from his office window across the street. He said he saw the man try to run over police officers with their guns drawn.

    During a second exchange of gunfire, the gunman's vehicle drifted into a building, Shearer said.

    The man, who has not been identified, is believed to have had multiple weapons in the SUV, Madeira said.

    VanOuse, who had taken his two employees to a secure room, said he only saw glimpses of what happened. The altercation lasted about 10 to 15 minutes, he said.

    "He was moving fast," VanOuse said. "He was blowing right past police cars with officers who had their rifles drawn."

    He said he did not know why the station was targeted.

    "There is nothing leading up to this point that would have given us any indication of someone being upset with us," VanOuse said.

    Madeira said state police are investigating and interviewing people who encountered the man earlier in the day.
    It will be interesting to hear the rest of this story...what led up to this.
    Domestic situation? Hate crime? Mental illness?
    More than one of the above?
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    Manager: Cops Shot Dead Man After Threat on Pa. Radio Station
    Is it just me, or is this headline a little out of sinc? When I first read the headline, I was trying to figure out why the cops would shoot a dead man.

    After an exchange of gunfire, the suspect was shot dead in his white Ford Bronco, Madeira said. No one else was wounded.
    He must have been an O.J. fan.

    Best part of this is that no one but the BG got hurt. Just no explanation for stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvhoss View Post
    Is it just me, or is this headline a little out of sinc? When I first read the headline, I was trying to figure out why the cops would shoot a dead man.
    No, it's not just you. It isn't the most clumsy headline I've ever seen, but it's bad.
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    "He was moving fast," VanOuse said. "He was blowing right past police cars with officers who had their rifles drawn."
    I've got to see if I can find one of those holsters for my rifle!

    Seriously, the people that called the police and radio station with the information should be commended, and also the police for their immediate response. If those two things hadn't taken place we would probably be reading a much sadder report. I wonder if anyone at the radio station had a defensive weapon with them?
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    We might have to ban "White Ford Broncos". There has been a rash of crime involving them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    We might have to ban "White Ford Broncos". There has been a rash of crime involving them.
    ...It's for the children
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    ...It's for the children
    Not really, it's for ex-wives and courteous waiters...
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    Im with you Hoss very miss leading title down plays the open gun fire and attemtps to run down officers a little to much
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    Quote Originally Posted by cvhoss View Post
    Is it just me, or is this headline a little out of sinc? When I first read the headline, I was trying to figure out why the cops would shoot a dead man.
    Maybe it was a Zombie?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    Maybe it was a Zombie?????
    Man, I never even thought about Zombies. Anyone up for a Zombie hunt?

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