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A police officer shot and killed a scythe-wielding man in New Jersey on Friday, the state attorney general’s office said.
A Pemberton Borough police officer responding to a 911 call around 9 p.m. on Friday found Witney Rivera, 41, involved in an altercation with several other people near his home on Kinsley Road in Sunbury Village, according to the attorney general’s office.
Witnesses say the man was wielding a scythe.
The article goes on to state the following:
At some point during their encounter, the officer shot Rivera. He was taken to a hospital in Mount Holly, where he was pronounced dead, the attorney general’s office said.
JUST IN: A man allegedly armed with a scythe was shot and killed by a police officer in New Jersey on Friday night. https://t.co/2JdST0OHtd
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) July 20, 2019
A police officer shot and killed a scythe-wielding man in New Jersey, the state attorney general’s office said https://t.co/koC09IvFtP
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) July 20, 2019
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