Standoff with Ohio police leaves man dead

MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) — A man that authorities say was chasing family members with a knife has been killed after a standoff with law enforcement officers in eastern Ohio.

Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas says police and sheriff’s deputies were called to a home near Martins Ferry about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers on arrival were told by the man’s brother that his mother was inside the home in a locked room. Officers brought the woman out safely and went inside the home after a fire was set.

The sheriff says officers tried to end the confrontation with the man using nonlethal means before killing him. It’s not clear how many officers fired shots. The man hasn’t been identified.

The shooting is being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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