It seems likely -- a Hancock County man, already under investigation after making threats to "blow up" a hospital and harm pharmacy workers, was shot and killed by his wife last night. Details are not forthcoming and at this writing, she's being held as a person of interest, a carefully-neutral term. (Local government had already started legal proceedings to disarm the man under a law enacted after an IPD officer was killed by a well-armed lunatic.)
Police are saying the dead man had "a large cache of assault weapons." That could mean anything from a half-dozen cheap AR-15s to a collection of military rifles like Tam's -- or even a King's ransom in arms and ammo.
Waiting to see how this plays out but early indications are that a dangerous man was stopped by an armed citizen who happened to be his wife. It's a tragic situation no matter what the whole story might be.
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