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Officials can’t say if Anne Arundel police or FBI fired fatal shot after hours-long standoff, police say

An armed man, described by Anne Arundel County police as angry and “extremely agitated,” was fatally shot by law enforcement Friday evening in Linthicum, ending a nearly three-hour standoff with police and the FBI.

The man was not immediately identified. His death was confirmed by Anne Arundel County police in a tweet about four hours after the standoff ended. On Saturday, police could not yet say which agency fired the fatal rounds or even if bullets from both agencies struck the suspect.

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The shooting occurred on Gloria Avenue, a dead-end street off West Nursery Road across from the entrance to the BWI Technology Park.

Shortly after 2 p.m., police received a report of “family violence” and a shot being fired inside a house near the end of Gloria Avenue.

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Anne Arundel Police Sgt. Jacklyn Davis said police saw the man on the screened-in porch holding a handgun. He fired several shots but struck no one. Police did not return fire, Davis said.

After the man threatened to commit suicide, a police negotiation team was called to the scene, but efforts to resolve the standoff were unsuccessful. Later, an FBI tactical team arrived to cover for the county SWAT that was busy elsewhere, Davis said. The man emerged from the house, moved onto the driveway of the home and was struck in an exchange of gunfire with both police and the FBI.

No officers or FBI agents were injured.

The standoff ended shortly before 5 p.m. Police confirmed the man’s death about 9:30 p.m.

Davis said one person was inside the house when the shooting started. That person, Davis said, was never threatened and managed to flee to safety.

Several residents fled their homes and took refuge in a house near Gloria Avenue and Nursery Road.

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