Authorities release name of patient killed after knife threat at hospital

CHAMBERSBURG (AP) — State police have released the name of a hospital patient shot and killed last week after officials said he threatened workers and then responding officers with a knife.

Trooper Robert Hicks on Monday identified the patient as 64-year-old Dennis Kirk of Chambersburg.

Authorities said police responded to reports of an armed patient threatening workers at about 8 a.m. Thursday at Chambersburg Hospital, about 50 miles south of Harrisburg.