By Bob Owens
An apparent environmental terrorist opened fire at a natural gas pipeline and heavy equipment in Florida yesterday before leading police on a chase that ended in his death.
A man accused of using a high-powered rifle to shoot at the controversial Sabal Pipeline Sunday was killed after a car chase and confrontation with authorities, according to Marion County officials.
The incident started about 9 a.m. when deputies were called about a man using a rifle to shoot at the under-construction pipeline and nearby equipment in Dennellon.
When deputies responded, the suspect fled.
He continued driving southwest into Citrus County so deputies from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office along with troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol were called to help in the chase.
A trooper used a “precision immobilization technique” to stop him, which led to the suspect crashing on U.S. Highway 41 south of Floral Park Drive, ending the 25-mile chase, according to highway-patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins
When the suspect got out of his truck, he had the rifle in hand, Gaskins said.
That’s when deputies and a trooper opened fire, killing him.
It’s unclear if the suspect pointed the gun at authorities but he did not fire, Gaskins said.
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Source:: Bearing Arms