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Springfield man charged with killing father


Fairfax County police on Thursday announced the arrest of a man suspected of fatally shooting his 75-year-old father.

Richard Hanson, 53, was arrested in Scranton, Penn. on murder charges related to the death of his father. Gary P. Hanson, of 7628 Chancellor Way in Springfield, was found dead inside his home around 6 p.m. Tuesday, Fairfax police said.

Officers immediately began looking for Richard Hanson, who lived with his father.

Police declined to provide any further details on where Richard Hanson was found in Scranton or a possible motive for the slaying.

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