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Reading police fatally shoot man wielding knife

Reading police fatally shot a man wielding a knife early Monday.

According to police, officers were called to the 400 block of Windsor Street about 3:45 a.m. for a man, armed with a knife, who was making suicidal threats.

When officers arrived, they ordered the man to drop the knife. The man ignored the commands and instead moved toward the officers, police said.

Police fired at the man. It is unclear how many times the man was shot.

He was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. Police have not released his name.

City police declined to provide any further comments on the shooting.

The Berks County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident.


Source: Berkshire mont

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