NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Montgomery County officials are investigating the fatal police shooting of a man who was wielding a samurai-type sword outside a home in Upper Perk on Tuesday night. Around 7:41 p.m., police responded to a home in the vicinity of East 8th Street after receiving a call about a family member armed with a sword threatening to harm others.
Officers encountered 27-year-old Trey Bartholomew in Long Alley. He was yielding a samurai-type sword.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Students Set To Return To Classroom Monday For First Time In Nearly A Year
Investigators say the officer arrived with his vehicle lights and siren activated and was charged by the man.
Neighbors reported hearing three shots and the man was struck.
Officers initially rendered first aid, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Philly Police Identify Suspect, Edward Prince, Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run That Dragged 60-Year-Old Feet Nearly 300 Feet
The samurai-type sword was recovered by the body.
The names of the police officers involved are not being released at this time.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating ATM Robbery At Northeast Philadelphia Convenience Store
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Montgomery County Detectives at 610-278-3368.