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Off-duty NJ officer arrested after Pa. standoff

Monday - 6/18/2012, 3:55pm  ET

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey police officer accused of opening fire with a high-powered rifle after a standoff at his estranged wife's Philadelphia-area home had called police himself to report a dispute.

Police say 42-year-old Clifton Township officer Richard Klementovich faces 14 attempted homicide counts after Sunday's 10-hour standoff in Doylestown.

Police say Klementovich called them. Acting chief Dean Logan says an envelope was found in the driveway addressed to police that said Klementovich was an officer and had 2,000 rounds of ammunition. Officers were soon under fire, and one suffered minor injuries.

Klementovich surrendered with help from Clifton Township police. The department says he's a 14-year veteran who also served in the Gulf War.

Court records say he has been unable to post bail; no defense attorney is listed.


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