Police shoot and kill man who pointed handguns at Walmart customers

Posted at 11:49 AM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 11:49:14-05

A man wielding two handguns was shot and killed at a Walmart in Pennsylvania, authorities said.

The man walked into the store in Stroudsburg late Saturday night and started pointing a gun at people, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Stroud Area Regional Police were called to the scene. Officers arrived and told the man to drop his gun, but he refused and pointed his weapon at police, authorities said.

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Officers shot the man in the upper chest area. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

No officers or anyone else at the Walmart was injured, state police said.

Police have not identified the gunman, pending notification of his relatives.

The Monroe County District Attorney's Office and Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the officer-involved shooting, state police said.