Armed man shot during Southern California standoff dies

Armed man shot during Southern California standoff dies Photo: AP.

March 08, 2018 09:51 PM

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was shot by police after he threatened to blow up a federal building in Southern California has died.

Long Beach police say Donald McFarlane of Oregon ranted and waved a handgun Wednesday during a two-hour standoff that prompted the lockdown of nearby City Hall.

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Negotiators spoke with McFarlane as he stood by a white van but police say officers opened fire after he pointed a gun at them. The 53-year-old McFarlane died at a hospital.

Police say the gun turned out to be a pellet gun. No explosives were found in his van.

Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the confrontation.


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