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FBI: Veteran Shot Dead At Bay Pines VA Hospital

FBI: Veteran Shot Dead At Bay Pines VA Hospital

St. Petersburg, FL (970 WFLA) - Police have fatally shot a 68 year old man in the Emergency Room at Bay Pines Veterans Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Investigators say the man walked into the ER Friday evening and waved a knife around. He also claimed to have a pipe bomb in a backpack. Investigators later determined the pipe bomb was a hoax.

His actions prompted Veteran Affairs police officers to shoot him. The man was not immediately identified and it's unclear how many officers opened fire.

The FBI has taken over the investigation of the shooting. A hospital spokesman says the Emergency Room was evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

 

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