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Police: 1 shot dead at Pennsylvania municipal building

Michael Rubinkam
Associated Press
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Authorities say a township employee has been killed in a shooting inside a Pennsylvania municipal building.

Pennsylvania State Police say it happened Tuesday around 8:20 a.m. at the Paradise Township municipal building in the Pocono Mountains, about 100 miles north of Philadelphia.

Trooper David Peters says one person was shot and killed. He says police took a man into custody.

The Monroe County coroner’s office is at the scene.

Gary Konrath, chairman of the township’s Board of Supervisors, says the victim is a longtime township employee.

Paradise Township is about 20 miles north of Ross Township, where a gunman opened fire at a Board of Supervisors’ meeting in 2013, killing three.