ST. THOMAS, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police Monday afternoon shot and killed an armed man who tried to flee a house after a standoff in St. Thomas Township that lasted about five hours, according to state police.
The 47-year-old man, identifed by police Monday as Philip E. Rank, had “multiple firearms” on him when he was fatally shot at about 3:30 p.m., Trooper Robert T. Hicks, a state police spokesman, said at the scene.
The standoff began at about 10:30 a.m., when police tried to serve an arrest warrant on Rank at his log-cabin-style, single-family house in the 500 block of St. Thomas-Williamson Road, Hicks said. The charge stemmed from a domestic dispute on Saturday, he said.
Rank’s girlfriend, who was involved in the domestic dispute, was safe with troopers at the time of Monday’s shooting, Hicks said.
“There was nobody else in the home at the time of the standoff,” he said.