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Armed man shot dead after threatening to detonate huge bomb

COVINGTON, Wash. KOMO NEWS - An armed man who was threatening to explode a bomb in a Covington neighborhood was shot dead by a SWAT team officer after the man pointed a high-powered rifle at a police helicopter, officials said.

King County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart said the man was shot during a standoff in which he claimed to have a 250-pound fertilizer bomb.

After the man was shot, deputies were able to move in, and it was determined that he did not actually have a bomb. The man's identity has not been released.

Officers initially responded to the man's home, not far from Kentwood High School near 164th Avenue SE in Covington, at about 10:40 a.m.

A woman who previously lived at the home came there to retrieve some of her personal belongings, but her estranged husband would not let her in. The woman then called police for assistance.

When deputies arri

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Added: May-31-2009 Occurred On: May-31-2009
By: komakazzi
Tags: Man, shot, dead, threatened, detonate, fertilizer, bomb
Location: Covington, Washington, United States (load item map)
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