Blair County man identified after deadly standoff with state police

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — One man is dead after a police standoff in Bedford County Sunday evening after police were called for a welfare check.

State police say that troopers were dispatched to a home on the 200 block of Burket Drive in Bloomfield Township in Bedford County at 4:16 p.m. Oct. 17 for a welfare check.

Jacob Curry, 44, of Duncansville reportedly barricaded himself inside of the home. During the standoff with police, they report he fired off multiple shots. State police indicate troopers shot Curry and that life-saving measures were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bedford County Coroner.

In January, police say Curry wielded a .50 caliber muzzleloader as he searched for an imaginary man in the parking lot of the East Freedom Walmart and was taken into custody without incident.

There were no other injuries as a result of the Sunday afternoon standoff. State police continue to investigate.

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