After dramatic call for help, Abington police investigate shooting

- A domestic violence call in Montgomery County led police to force their way into a home and shoot a suspect. It happened March 4 in Abington.

Montgomery County homicide detectives investigated well into the night after Abington police shot a man Sunday afternoon, following reports that he stabbed several people.

It started around 2:15 p.m. when police say a woman, who’d been stabbed, came running out of her home, across the street to the McKinley Fire Station.

Police were called, and at least two Abington officers came to the door of a duplex in the 800 block of Jenkintown Road.

“The suspect was still in the house. There were other victims. So the officers immediately forced entry into the house and confronted the suspect. The suspect refused to comply with the officers’ demands, the officer had to discharge his weapon and shoot the suspect,” said Abington Police Chief Patrick Molloy.  

Several shots were fired and the suspect was hit. Police are not saying of the man was killed. No officers were injured.

Neighbors say a woman and her two children moved into the first floor a couple of years ago. More recently, her boyfriend also moved in and neighbors report hearing arguing at times.

It’s not clear how many people were stabbed, but at least three were injured and taken to Abington Hospital.
 

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