Gunman tackled after killing 3 at town meeting

Gunman tackled after killing 3 at town meeting

A man feuding with officials in his rural Pennsylvania town over living conditions at his ramshackle, trash-filled property killed three people at a municipal meeting — including at least one town official — in a rampage that blew holes through the walls and sent people crawling for cover, police said.

A witness says the gunman was tackled by a local official and shot with his own gun before being taken into custody. Authorities initially said that four people died during a press conference but revised the total down to three.

The shooting, which injured three other people, including the gunman, began shortly before 7:20 p.m. during Ross Township’s regular monthly meeting at the township building on Anchorage Road in Saylorsburg, Pa., Monroe County emergency management director Guy Miller said.

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