VIDEO: Police begin assault on barricaded suspectPublished 1:28am Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Video clip shot by Donna Perry shows a tactical team firing “chemical irritants” into the home of Gary Abernathy at the end of a barricade situation that had resulted earlier June 10 in the secretive evacuation of nearby Elephant’s Fork Elementary School. The armored personnel carrier was used for protection and to knock out cameras, windows and a door at the house before the final assault. Police had sent a robot into the house after hearing a gunshot, and a camera on the robot had shown Abernathy to be apparently dead. The teargas and chemicals were used as a precaution, police said.
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