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City of Reading Police Department Provides Details on Officer-Involved Shooting Incident.


Reading, PA: The Reading Police Department is releasing the following information related to an officer-involved shooting that occurred on March 25, 2024:

On March 25, 2024, at approximately 03:45 a.m., officers responded to the area of the 400 Block of Windsor St. for a call involving a male armed, with a knife, making suicidal threats. 

Officers arrived and encountered the male still armed with the knife. Officers gave multiple commands to the male to drop the knife; however, the male ignored those commands and moved towards the officers, at which time, officers used deadly force. The male was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Berks County District Attorney’s office is overseeing this investigation. No further comments at this time.