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Woman shot in Oil City threatened officers, state police say

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 6:24 p.m.
 

Police in Oil City say they shot and killed a 68-year-old woman because she began slashing at them with a knife and could not be stopped by other means, state police said on Wednesday.

Marilyn Elizabeth Peterson was shot once in the upper torso by one of the officers who were called to her home about 9 p.m. Tuesday for a domestic dispute, according to a release from state police Cpl. Scott A. Shipton.

“While the officers were on the scene, the victim brandished a large kitchen type knife and initially pointed it in the direction of the officers and then turned it on herself in a threat to take her own life,” Shipton said. “After being commanded by the officers to drop the knife, the victim became aggressive and proceeded in the direction of the officers waving the knife in a slashing motion.”

The three officers have been assigned administrative duties pending the completion of an investigation by state police, the district attorney and the coroner.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or mhasch@tribweb.com.

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