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Sword-wielding man fatally shot by liquor store clerk on Long Island: police

Posted at 4:05 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 20:45:37-04

PORT JEFFERSON, NY — A man with a sword was fatally shot by an employee at a Port Jefferson liquor store on Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County officials said.

The Port Jeff Liquors employee called 911 around 2:20 p.m., officials said. He said he shot a man who’d been swinging a sword around in the store.

Police later identified the samurai sword-wielding man as Theodore Scoville, 50.

Police have not yet released additional details.

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