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New Hope police shoot man they say pointed gun at them

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 01 2012 05:54:25 PM CDT

police open fire on man in New Hope

NEW HOPE, Pa. -

Police in Bucks County say they had to open fire... after they found themselves staring down the barrel of a man's gun.

The incident happened Saturday night at a home on North Main Street in New Hope.

Police say they were trying to take a man into custody to be committed for mental health treatment.

Police say that man pointed a gun at them... and they responded by firing several shots.

The man was hit in the stomach.

None of the officers was hurt.