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NY police: Gunman intended to commit mass murder

Police say a man who crashed a truck into a utility pole and opened fire on a New York ambulance crew appeared to be on his way to carry out a mass killing.

Police say a man who crashed a truck into a utility pole and opened fire on a New York ambulance crew appeared to be on his way to carry out a mass killing.

The Nassau County police commissioner says the 31-year-old man had strapped an assault rifle to his chest and extra ammunition to his forearms with wristbands.

He had six weapons in all, including an automatic pistol behind the seat of his truck.

Shooting erupted at about 10 p.m. Tuesday in Bellmore on Long Island after the man hit a utility pole with his car. When the ambulance crew arrived, he fired at least eight shots, wounding one of them. Police fatally shot the man at the scene when he threatened them.

Police have not released the man's identity, but they believe he recently moved from Florida. It wasn't clear whom he may have been targeting.

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