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POSTED May 28, 2012 7:18 p.m.

VALLEJO POLICE SHOOT, KILL SUSPECT IN CAR CHASE: VALLEJO  (AP) — Vallejo police say an officer shot and killed a man after he pulled what appeared to be a gun — but was actually a metal wallet — from his waistband.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/JpwlW6) the incident early Monday morning was the second fatal shooting involving Vallejo police in three days.

According to police, officers looking for drunken drivers spotted 41-year-old Anton Barrett Sr. driving with his lights off. Barrett and two passengers allegedly took off on foot after a car chase.

Lt. Ken Weaver says the officer shot Barrett after Barrett ran at the officer and pulled out a dark-colored metal object. The object later was determined to be a metal wallet.

Vallejo police shot and killed a 53-year-old man on Friday after he allegedly threatened them with what the newspaper reports was a BB gun.

MAN IN CRANE AT TEXAS COLLEGE SAYS HE'S ARMED: UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) — Police tried Monday to coax a man from a crane cab on the Southern Methodist University campus in suburban Dallas after he told officers he was armed and threatened to shoot anyone who approached him.

The crane towers about 150 feet over the campus in University Park, a posh north Dallas enclave.

Special tactics officers from the Dallas Police Department were working with SMU campus police to manage the scene and try to talk the man down from the crane. No injuries had been reported.

Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez said campus police "did call us about a person who had climbed up into the crane who was possibly armed with a handgun. At this time, we are not confirming that he does have a handgun."

The situation was first reported about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

MICHIGAN WILDFIRE DESTROYS NEARLY 100 BUILDINGS: NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) — Homes and cabins make up a third of the nearly 100 structures destroyed by a wildfire burning across more than 30 square miles of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, officials said Monday.

The lost property includes Pike Lake Resort near Pike Lake in Luce County. The Rainbow Lodge at the mouth of the Two Hearted River, one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite streams, was badly damaged.

The Duck Lake Fire began with a lightning strike last week and burned more than 22,000 acres, or 34 square miles, but was 51 percent contained by Monday, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

 

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