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Man killed after trying to 'ambush' police in Kalamazoo

AP  |  Kalamazoo (US) 

A man who "wanted to ambush" police was killed Tuesday inside a plasma donation centre in during a that injured an officer, authorities said.

A was shot in the torso, but his injury wasn't life-threatening due to a bulletproof vest, said Karianne Thomas, the city's

Another fired multiple shots and killed the suspect, Thomas said. The dead man's name wasn't immediately released.

Lisa Walterhouse, an employee at the downtown plasma center, says police responded after the man entered the building and fired shots. She said he urged staff to call

He "wanted to ambush officers. ... The suspect was waiting by the door for officers to arrive," Thomas said. "They encountered gunfire and returned gunfire."

No other injuries were reported. Thomas said the who repeatedly shot the suspect has been with the department for less than a year.

"We are not immune to workplace or directed at our first responders," the chief said.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 03:40 IST