September 9, 2013 in Nation/World

SWAT officers kill man, 107, in standoff

Associated Press
 

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – A 107-year-old man was killed after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home, police in the southeastern Arkansas city of Pine Bluff said Sunday.

Police were called to the home Saturday afternoon and said they found Monroe Isadore had threatened two people with a weapon.

Officers had the pair leave the home and approached a bedroom looking for Isadore. When the officers announced who they were, Isadore shot through the door at them but missed, Pine Bluff Lt. David Price said in a news release.

Supervisors started negotiating with Isadore and continued after SWAT officers arrived.

After negotiations failed, SWAT officers entered the home, made their way to the bedroom and threw a “distraction device” into the room, Price said.

He said Isadore began to fire at the officers and they fired back, killing him.

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