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Police ram car into armed suicidal man

Police in a suburban town northwest of Tucson, Arizona, released dashboard camera video showing a police vehicle slamming into a suspect at high speed when it seemed the man was intent on killing himself with a rifle he had just stolen from a nearby Walmart.

Mario Valencia was spotted by police as he was walking down the street, and pointing the rifle at his head. At one point, he fired a bullet round into the air.

A second police cruiser, which had been racing to the scene, turned a corner and slammed into Valencia, and then a concrete barrier.

Andy Moore reports.

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