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.'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
Upon arrival, officers located the subject in an alley, holding a large sword.READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
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: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery
The incident is being investigated by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.