Siege after US gunman kills three in Pennsylvaniaon March 16, 2024 at 6:41 pm

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Police are at the scene in New Jersey after a suspect shot dead three people in nearby Falls Township.

Police surround a home in Trenton, N.J., Saturday, March 16, 2024Image source, AP

A suspected gunman in a series of deadly shootings in Pennsylvania has barricaded himself inside a home in neighbouring New Jersey, police said.

US police said the suspect shot three people dead in Falls Township on Saturday before fleeing across state lines to the home in nearby Trenton.

Residents were home when the suspect entered the house but they have since been safely evacuated, police added.

The gunman is believed to be 26-year-old who was known to the victims.

The weapon used is believed to be an AR-15-style assault rifle, officials told a news conference in Falls Township.

People related to the suspect are also understood to be among the victims in Falls Township, officials added.

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