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Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport — police

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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MIAMI, United States (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport.

News outlets report the suspect was fatally shot a few blocks away from the airport Thursday night. Officials did not immediately release the identity of the man. It is unclear why the suspect was wanted.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta tells the Miami Herald that there had been a chase involved and that none of the officers were hurt. He says the suspect shot at police, prompting the officers to return fire.

Further details were not immediately available.

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