State police shoot, fatally wound armed man making threats

September 19, 2018

RENFREW, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say troopers shot and fatally wounded a man armed with a rifle who was making threats to himself, neighbors and police.

The shooting occurred shortly before noon Tuesday when law enforcement officers responded to a mental health call at a home near Renfrew. Troopers tried to talk with 73-year-old Walter Weimann on the phone, but they say he refused to cooperate.

Authorities say Weimann eventually lifted his rifle and was shot by at least one trooper. He was flown to a hospital where he was pronounced dead about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

No troopers were injured in the incident.

It wasn’t clear why Weimann was armed or if anyone else was at the home at the time the shooting occurred.

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