Homicide

Man sought in threatening video tries to run down Pennsylvania officers; they shoot, kill him

  • FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2014, file photo, a member of the New Rochelle, N.Y., police department visits a makeshift memorial, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Their attacker, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had referenced in online posts the high-profile killings by white police officers of unarmed black men, specifically Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in the New York borough of Staten Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2014, file photo, a member of the New Rochelle, N.Y., police department visits a makeshift memorial, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Their attacker, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had referenced in online posts the high-profile killings by white police officers of unarmed black men, specifically Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in the New York borough of Staten Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2014, file photo, a police officer's badge is illuminated by candlelight as she visits a makeshift memorial near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Their attacker, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had referenced in online posts the high-profile killings by white police officers of unarmed black men, specifically Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in the New York borough of Staten Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2014, file photo, a police officer's badge is illuminated by candlelight as she visits a makeshift memorial near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Their attacker, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had referenced in online posts the high-profile killings by white police officers of unarmed black men, specifically Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in the New York borough of Staten Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2014, file photo, police officers hold hands in prayer during the funeral service of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens in New York. Their attacker, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had referenced in online posts the high-profile killings by white police officers of unarmed black men, specifically Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in the New York borough of Staten Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2014, file photo, police officers hold hands in prayer during the funeral service of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens in New York. Their attacker, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had referenced in online posts the high-profile killings by white police officers of unarmed black men, specifically Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in the New York borough of Staten Island. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

Police in suburban Philadelphia say a man who threatened to kill officers in an online video tried to run them down in a car and they shot him dead.

They say it happened Tuesday in Upper Darby after the man appeared ready to accelerate at officers manning a blockade.

Police say the man was wanted for threatening to kill police and FBI agents in the video. His death comes days after a man who made similar threats killed two New York Police Department officers and then himself.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says the officers feared for their lives and "did what they had to do."

Police say they began following the man after he left a Clifton Heights home. They say he was ordered out of the car but reversed into a police vehicle.