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New Wilmington police officer shoots, kills man who fatally stabbed woman

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.— Lawrence County police said a man who fatally stabbed a woman was shot and killed by an officer Thursday at a New Wilmington home.

According to state police, officers were called to a domestic incident at a home on South New Castle Street, near The Grove nursing home and the Westminster College President's residence. 

Police reported arriving at the scene shortly after 11 a.m. That's where police reported they saw a man assaulting the woman with a blunt instrument outside of the house.

A New Wilmington officer ordered the man to stop. The officer shot the man when he ignored commands and continued the assault, police said.

Lawrence County Coroner Richard Johnson told the newspaper the woman was taken to a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. He said he received a call Thursday afternoon that she had died.

The man who assaulted her was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators have not released the name of the deceased pending notification of families.

Trooper Eric Young said the names of the man and woman are being withheld pending family notification.

The officer who shot the man has been put on administrative leave, which is standard practice, New Wilmington Borough Police Chief Carmen Piccirillo said.

Westminster College was not put into a lockdown, but the schools with the Wilmington Area School District was briefly.

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