• Authorities ID victims in Washington County murder-suicide


    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - Police said a man killed his wife and shot her boyfriend inside of a Washington County home early Friday morning before prompting an hours-long standoff that ended when he killed himself.

    The incident began around 1 a.m. on Arrowhead Drive in South Strabane Township, authorities said.

    Police say an estranged husband, later identified as 56-year-old Harold McCutcheon, went to 52-year-old-old Terry McCutcheon’s home and killed her and shot her boyfriend.

    Investigators said the boyfriend escaped to a neighbor's house and a standoff began.

    Authorities said shots were fired from inside the home while officers were on the scene. Police fired rounds of tear gas into the house, witnesses said.

    Harold McCutcheon eventually took his own life, ending the standoff.

    Investigators said no law enforcement personal were hurt during the ordeal.

    People who live near the home were evacuated while police worked to resolve the situation. Officials said they have all been permitted back into their homes.

    Neighbor Lou Haddad, 34, said he heard police using a loudspeaker to call for a man to come out of the house early in the morning. Haddad, who has lived in the neighborhood for eight years, said a bullet shattered a window in his front door.

    “It's absolutely shocking,” Haddad said.

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