PENNSBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Police say an Upper Perk police officer shot and killed a sword-wielding man Tuesday night. The shooting happened on East 8th Street after police received a call from a family member who said the individual was making threats.Officials Concerned Iconic Steeple At St. Leo's Could Collapse After 2-Alarm Fire Tears Through Tacony Church
Upon arrival, officers located the subject in an alley, holding a large sword.READ MORE: Franklin Institute Hosting One-Day COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For People With Disabilities
Police say officers told the subject to drop the weapon but instead the individual advanced toward an officer who fired at the man. Police say officers immediately tried saving the man’s life but he died at the scene.MORE NEWS: Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk Tradition Continues In Philadelphia
The incident is being investigated by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.