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Suspect exchanges gunfire with police after talking about 'killing demons' in Green Twp.


A Green Township man talked about "killing demons" as fired a shot into a neighbor's yard Sunday morning. 

The suspect, 51-year-old Brendan MacDonald exchanged gunfire with police after the responded around 7 a.m. to the 5900 block of Jessup Road, spurring an hours-long standoff that ended with no injuries. 

The showdown between MacDonald and police ended around noon after authorities went into his home to take him into custody. 

"There's a guy out here talking about killing demons," the neighbor told 911 dispatchers. "He pulled a gun out and shot into my yard. He pointed it at me, said maybe I'll start with you, kill you, you're a demon."

MacDonald faces multiple charges including felonious assault and attempted murder, according to police. 

"I pray for that guy all the time and I never thought he'd pull a gun on me," said the 911 caller.

He was taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation and is constantly monitored by police. Authorities say there is no timetable on when he will be transferred to jail. 

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