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Pa. Trooper Shoots, Kills Man Armed With Knife on Halloween

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  • Authorities say a Pennsylvania state trooper shot and killed a man who refused to drop a knife. Troopers responded to a domestic complaint in West Hanover Township on Halloween.
  • Authorities say 59-year-old Glenn Custer of Harrisburg was acting erratically and was armed with a knife. Authorities say Custer disobeyed commands to drop the knife and was moving toward a trooper and toward the residence where the domestic complaint had been made.
  • Another trooper opened fire. Custer was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A Pennsylvania state trooper shot and killed a man who refused to drop a knife during a confrontation on Halloween, authorities said.

Troopers had responded to a domestic complaint in West Hanover Township where they said Glenn Custer, 59, of Harrisburg, was acting erratically and was armed with a knife.

Custer disobeyed commands to drop the knife and was moving toward a trooper and toward the residence where the domestic complaint had been made, authorities said. That's when another trooper opened fire.

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Custer was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured.

The shooting is under investigation.

No other information was available.

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