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.Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
Upon arrival, officers located the subject in an alley, holding a large sword.READ MORE: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
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: Derek Chauvin Trial: Pennsylvania National Guard Activated To Philadelphia As Officials Prepare For Verdict
The incident is being investigated by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.