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Man Armed With Machete Shot, Killed By Police

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This image from SkyFOX shows police tape around the area of a police involved shooting in Allentown Thursday. This image from SkyFOX shows police tape around the area of a police involved shooting in Allentown Thursday.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Investigators with the Allentown Police Department and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened Thursday.

A man who police say was armed with a machete was shot and killed by officers around 11:30 a.m., investigators said.

The shooting happened at the intersection of North Howard and Oak Streets after police received a call about someone walking around the area suspected of carrying a knife.

Investigators have not said what prompted officers to shoot the man.

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office in a statement said the man was taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning. Police have not released the identity of the man.

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