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United States

9 May 2010

San Jose Mercury News (California)

A 20-year-old suicidal Pittsburg man was holding a gun to his mother's head 28 hours into a tense standoff with police Saturday when snipers shot and killed him, police said Sunday. "He was clearly suicidal, and as negotiations progressed, there was a potential for him to become homicidal," Lt. Brian Addington said. "His behavior became increasingly agitated at the end. What changed the dynamics is when he turned the gun on his mother." The slain man was identified... (

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