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Armed man killed by FBI agents , Anne Arundel police officers following standoff

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 11:36:19-05

LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. (WMAR) — A 55-year-old man is dead following a standoff with Anne Arundel County Police and an FBI SWAT team in Linthicum Heights Friday night.

Police got a call from a woman around 2:00 p.m., who reported a family member was shooting a gun inside a home in the 1200 block Gloria Avenue.

When officers arrived they found John Lowell Dollen armed with a gun standing on a screened-in porch of the home.

"He had a loaded hand gun with him. He was pointing to himself and then was also firing rounds in the area of our officers and agents when they got on scene," said Sgt. Jacklyn Davis, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. "He was very agitated. He was angry. He was frustrated. He made his intent of suicide known. said Davis"

Police unsuccessfully tried negotiating with Dollen for over two hours, during which he threatened himself and officers multiple times.

Authorities then called for a barricade, at which point an FBI SWAT team out of Baltimore responded and began evacuating neighboring homes. Over time police say Dollen began to fire his gun multiple times, which prompted FBI agents and Anne Arundel County officers to return fire, killing him.

"We had houses very close together. We had bullets flying, extremely dangerous with windows or even houses that have thin walls that bullets can penetrate through the walls easily," said Davis.

One other person inside the home at the time escaped unharmed. "We were able to get him out of the home before things went down hill," said Davis.

No one else was injured during the incident.

Police say the FBI responded because their own SWAT team was on a detail and unavailable.

It's unclear which agency fired the fatal round and if members of both agencies even struck Dollen.

WMAR-2 News will update this story with more information as soon as it becomes available.