PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A woman who died in a shooting at a Rhode Island antiques store threatened workers and stabbed one before apparently turning the gun on herself, police said Wednesday.
Authorities said 32-year-old Jennifer Allen of Tiverton arrived at Franklin & Co. Interiors in Newport on Tuesday morning and confronted a 28-year-old woman with a handgun and large knife. The woman told officers that Allen asked her "How do you want to die... pick one."
Allen stabbed the woman twice in the torso and once in the head. The woman was treated and released at Newport Hospital.
Authorities believe Allen targeted the woman because she believed she was having an affair with her husband, Capt. Russell Hayes told The Newport Daily News.
The woman told police that she knows Allen's husband but does not have a personal relationship with him.
Allen also threatened other employees of the store and forced them to lie on the floor, police said.
Police Lt. William Fitzgerald said Allen apparently fatally shot herself in the head as officers entered the building owned by the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.
Allen was pronounced dead inside Franklin & Co., which is an antiques and interior design store located on a main street lined with boutiques and restaurants.
Wednesday's incident resulted in the lockdown of the nearby Hall of Fame and several other buildings in the seaside city famed for its mansions and music festivals.
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