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Florida Police Fatally Shoot Woman Threatening Suicide

Local authorities issued a statement saying Florida Police Department SWAT team killed an armed woman who repeatedly threatened to commit suicide.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said that on Friday the SWAT team entered the apartment where 28 – year – old Kristen Ambury was staying, armed and threatening to kill herself.

Veda Coleman – Wright, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office said at a press conference that the SWAT team entered Mrs. Ambury’s apartment after she stopped all communication with the authorities. After finding her inside holding a weapon, the police opened fire and she died at the scene. No police officers were injured.

The Sunrise Police Department issued a formal request to the Sheriff’s Office to further investigate the shooting. Coleman – Wright declined to release additional information regarding the incident. The Sunrise Police did not respond to any of the phone and e-mail requests for comment.