MUHLENBERG TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A deadly police shooting is under investigation in Berks County. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday on the 700 block of Wagon Wheel Lane in Muhlenberg Township.
Authorities say a woman called 911, saying a man was threatening her with a knife.READ MORE: Berwyn Native Brad Ingelsby On HBO's 'Mare Of Easttown': 'I Got To Work With Kate Winslet And Do It At Home'
They say officers found the knife-wielding man in a bedroom. When he did not drop the knife, as police had asked, authorities say an officer used his taser on the man but to no effect.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For Missing Philadelphia 2-Year-Old Byron McDonald, Alleged Abductor Wanted In Connection To Recent Homicides
Another officer then shot the man once in the chest. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
The Berks County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting.