Police outside of Philadelphia were involved in a fatal shooting Tuesday evening after a 52-year-old white male reportedly tried to run officers over with his car.
The Upper Darby Police Department confirmed the incident on Twitter:
Police involved shooting Garrett and Shadeland no officers harmed please do your best to avoid area ongoing investigation
— Upper Darby Police (@UDPolice) December 30, 2014
According to Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood the still unnamed suspect had posted anti-police messages on YouTube. “He threatened to kill police, threatened to kill FBI agents,” Chitwood told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
From NBC Philadelphia:
The suspect was wanted for terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened to kill police and FBI agents in a video posted on YouTube. Police followed the man as he left a relative’s home in Clifton Heights late Monday afternoon, according to investigators.
The man was then stopped by Clifton Heights, Upper Darby and Haverford Police officers at Garrett Road and Shadeland Avenue in Drexel Hill. After officers told him to get out of the car, the suspect allegedly put his car in reverse and accelerated, slamming into the vehicle of the Clifton Heights Police chief.
The man then allegedly tried to run over other officers with his vehicle. The officers took out their weapons and opened fire, striking the man several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Watch the breaking news report below, via Fox News: