Police in Utah kill man suspected of kidnapping woman

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Police shot and killed a man in Ogden, Utah, who they say was suspected of kidnapping a woman.

The Friday night shooting occurred near Ogden’s Christmas Village, which features live entertainment and cottages designed to resemble Santa’s village at the North Pole.

Police Chief Randy Watt says a woman flagged down officers and told them she escaped after being abducted in another city by a man who was then spotted on a nearby sidewalk.

Watt said the man pulled out a pistol and fired at the officers, striking a police vehicle.

The chief says two officers then shot the suspect whose name was not immediately released. No bystanders were hurt.

The officers were placed on administrative leave per protocol while the shooting is reviewed.

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