Dayton police kill armed man

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Police in Dayton say officers fatally shot a man who leveled a semi-automatic rifle at them in a city park.

Police Chief Richard Biehl said officers killed the 34-year-old man Sunday night in Island MetroPark.

Biehl said it started when police got reports of a man carrying a gun near the park. When two officers arrived, the man leveled the rifle at them and both fired their handguns.

It's not clear how many shots were fired. The man -- who never fired his rifle -- died later at a hospital. His name hasn't been released yet.

Biehl said authorities have had contact with the man in the past, and he may have been mentally ill.