Man Wielding Guns, Machete Shot Dead at Pennsylvania Wal-Mart

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By The Associated Press

A man armed with two handguns and a machete was shot and killed by police inside Wal-Mart store in northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, authorities said.

Police said a man entered the store in East Stroudsburg Borough, Monroe County, shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday and began threatening customers. Officials say there were about 100 customers in the store at the time.

Authorities said police arrived at the scene, evacuated the store and then ordered the man to drop his weapons. When he refused, police fired at the man, striking him in the chest. The man was transported to Pocono Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead by the Monroe County coroner.

State Police Lt. Robert Bartel said early Sunday the name of the shooter would not be released until his family was notified.

Police said no customers or officers were injured.