Armed Man Kills Himself in Pennsylvania Sports Store Bathroom

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) - Authorities outside Philadelphia have identified an armed man who barricaded himself inside the bathroom of a sporting goods store and killed himself.

Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell said Sunday that 58-year-old Mark McCarpy of Levittown died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Authorities say he entered Dick's Sporting Goods in Fairless Hills after 7 p.m. Saturday and asked to see a shotgun and ammunition. McCarpy pulled out a handgun - later found to be unloaded - and ordered the worker to undo the shotgun's gun lock. He then barricaded himself inside a bathroom.

The store and nearby businesses were evacuated during the four-hour-long standoff. No one else was hurt.

Lt. Henry Ward says McCarpy had also been involved in a standoff with Middletown officers in 2002.


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