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Man who threatened to kill girl, 5, shot by Missouri Highway Patrol

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol shot a suspect in Washington County Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the department told News 4, ending a lockdown of a local school.

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Police said a man was told he was wanted by police for molesting a 5-year-old child.  As a result, the man reportedly went to the girl's Franklin County home with a rifle, threatening to kill her. The girl was not home, but was at Lonedell School. The school was placed on lockdown.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified by police, did not go to the school, but was later spotted driving on Highway FF by a county maintenance worker in Eastern Washington County. Shortly after, the man's neighbor's told police the suspect was on the roof of his home off Click Road with a gun.

Officers with the Missouri Highway Patrol, Washington County Sheriff's Office and a SWAT team responded to the home. Officers said the suspect fired at officers, before officers fired back and wounded the suspect.

It is not known if the man was actually wanted by police for sexual molestation.

The man was taken to a local hospital.  A weapon was recovered at the scene.

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