EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - A man with a weapon reportedly threatening customers at a northeastern Pennsylvania Wal-Mart was shot and killed by officers, state police said.
Police in Monroe County said Sunday that Andrew Joseph Todd, 20, of Mount Bethel, Pa, was shot late Saturday when he refused officers' orders to drop his weapon inside the Wal-Mart in East Stroudsburg.
Police were dispatched to the store shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday to investigate reports of an armed man threatening and pointing a weapon at customers. Officials say about 100 people were in the store at the time.
State police said that officers ordered Todd to drop his weapon, but that he refused "and continued to point the weapon at the officers."
Police then fired, striking Todd in the upper chest. He was taken to Pocono Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead by the Monroe County coroner.
State police said no customers or officers were injured.
The Pocono Record reported that Todd was carrying two guns and a machete.