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Man, 107, killed in Ark. police standoff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — A 107-year-old man was killed after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home, police said Sunday.

Police were called to the home Saturday afternoon about a disturbance and said officers arrived to find Monroe Isadore had threatened two people by pointing a weapon at them.

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Officers had the pair leave the home for their own safety and approached a bedroom looking for Isadore. When the officers announced who they were, Isadore shot through the door but missed hitting them, police Lieutenant David Price said.

The officers retreated to a safer area, and supervisors and additional help were called, Price said. Supervisors started negotiating with Isadore and continued after SWAT officers arrived at the home about 45 miles southeast of Little Rock.

The SWAT team inserted a camera into the room and confirmed Isadore was armed with a handgun, Price said.

When it was clear the negotiations were not working, SWAT officers released gas into the room from outside a bedroom window, Price said.

SWAT officers entered the home, made their way to the bedroom and threw a ‘‘distraction device’’ into the room, Price said. He said Isadore began to fire at the officers and they fired back, killing him.

Price said in a news release that the investigation is ongoing. He did not immediately return phone calls Sunday for further comment.

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