Webster Police Chief Gerald L. Pickering from New York State commenting on a gunman who killed two firefighters as they tackled a fire, said that it appeared that the gunman had "set a trap" for them.
He added that the gunman had died from a gunshot wound.
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"The council's inspector judged there was an imminent health risk and an immediate voluntary closure of the takeaway was agreed."