- Associated Press - Monday, October 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - State troopers fatally shot a Pennsylvania man who reportedly had a knife and was threatening neighbors, but relatives say the man was merely suicidal.

Troopers from the Washington barracks planned a news conference Monday on the shooting of 34-year-old Anthony Gallo.

Gallo’s family says he had been acting strangely since injuring his head in a May car accident. They called 911 Sunday afternoon, hoping troopers would help get him a mental health commitment.

Police encountered Gallo at the trailer park in Canton Township where he’d been staying with his grandmother. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco says troopers fired when Gallo refused to drop the knife and aggressively moved toward police.

Police haven’t said how many shots were fired or how many troopers shot Gallo.

The district attorney is reviewing the shooting, which is standard.


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