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Suspect found dead after police incident near Hanover

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HANOVER, Pa. (WHTM) -

A York County man was found dead at the end of a seven-hour police incident near Hanover.

Brian Anthony Costley, 53, was found dead inside his West Manchester Township home after the York County Quick Response Team forced entry Monday night, according to state police in York.

West Manheim Township police officers had gone to the home in the 2600 block of Baltimore Pike shortly before 1 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant on Costley, who was wanted out of Carroll County, Maryland for a violation of pretrial services on an original charge of DUI, police said in a news release.

The officers encountered Costley outside of his house, and he began walking toward the home despite orders to stop. He entered the home and then turned and fired on the officers with a handgun, police said.

One of the officers returned fire while retreating to cover, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police, at the request of York County District Attorney Tom Kearney, are investigating the circumstances of Costley's death and the use of lethal force by West Manheim Township police.

The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

The cause and manner of Costley's death is pending an autopsy Tuesday and further investigation, police said.

No law enforcement members were injured.

The 2600 block of Baltimore Pike, also known as Route 94, was closed during the incident.

Dr. Barbara A. Rupp, superintendent of the South Western School District, said about 51 children who live in the neighborhood were not bused home, but were kept at their schools to be picked up by parents.

 

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