Pa. firefighter killed in confrontation with police

Brian Williams refused to answer a warrant for a doctor-ordered mental health evaluation


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OVERFIELD, Pa. — We're learning more about a Wyoming County man killed during an altercation with police. It happened Wednesday afternoon near Lake Winola.

42-year-old Brian Williams was killed in that altercation with police after he refused to answer a warrant for a doctor-ordered mental health evaluation. According to sources close to the investigation, the warrant was issued because it was believed Williams posed a danger to himself or those around him.

Williams was first Tasered, then eventually shot by police at his home along Route 307 in Overfield Township.Williams, who was a long-time volunteer firefighter with the Lake Winola Hose Company, was pronounced dead a short time later by the Wyoming County coroner.

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