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Machete-wielding man killed by Allentown police
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Quote:Machete-wielding man killed by Allentown police
The Associated Press
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:07 PM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown police say they shot and killed a man who was threatening officers with a machete.

Police are working to identify him.

Officers had responded to reports Thursday that a suspicious man was walking down the street with a machete. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin says the man was combative and began threatening police officers with the weapon.

Martin says the assailant was hit with a stun gun, but it appeared to have no effect. Two officers then shot the man. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a few hours later.

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