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New Hope police shoot man they say pointed gun at them

Published On: Oct 01 2012 06:54:25 PM EDT

police open fire on man in New Hope


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.