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Drunk Sparta Man Brings Out Swat Team

The Monroe County Tactical Team was called out late Friday to the report of a man who was drunk and pointing a rifle at Sparta Police.   Cops say 33 year old Phillip Smith was told several times by area law enforcement to come out of his house. He then threatened to shoot police and anyone that came near his house. He also said he would kill himself.   After several hours, police shot smoke grenade canisters into the house, forcing Smith out. Once outside the home, police shot him with bean bags. Smith faces a bevy of charges when he appears in a courtroom Monday morning.

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