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Shooting At Philly Amtrak Station

a man shot by police at amtrak's 30th street station in philadelphia is loaded into an ambulance; he was dead on arrival at the hospital; 7-18-00
KYW-TV
Violence shattered the usual bustle Tuesday morning at Philadelphia's 30th street station, a busy train station for both commuters and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor routes up and down the East Coast.

A man Amtrak police say had been threatening people in the train station was shot by an officer and pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital.

CBS News Station KYW-AM Reporter Tony Hanson interviewed one eyewitness who told him the man kept challenging police to shoot him, repeatedly saying "You're gonna have to shoot me!"

Philadelphia police have decided to take the lead in the investigation.

Amtrak police say the man had been in the terminal, swinging a heavy metal chair, and using profane language, threatening workers at restaurants in the station as well as train passengers passing through.

Amtrak police say he also threatened police officers and inflicted minor injuries on one officer, at which point 11-year veteran police officer Dennis Kelly shot him.

Authorities say he was shot in the side.

The dead man's name has not yet been released.

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