Florida police fatally shoot woman threatening suicide

SUNRISE, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida police SWAT team shot and killed an armed woman who had been threatening suicide.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office says a Sunrise Police SWAT team went to an apartment Friday where 28-year-old Kristen Ambury was armed and was threatening to kill herself.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in a press release Saturday that Ambury stopped communicating with officers, so the SWAT team entered the apartment. She says the officers encountered Ambury and shots were fired. She died at the scene. No officers were hurt.

The Sunrise police asked the sheriff’s office to investigate the shooting. Coleman-Wright declined to release further details. The Sunrise police did not respond to phone and email requests for comment.