Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:02 pm
Man in Pa. store standoff displayed nonworking gun
The Associated Press
Fifty-eight-year-old Mark McCarty entered a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Fairless Hills on Saturday and asked to see a shotgun and ammunition. He then pulled out a handgun, which police now say was 105 years old and nonworking, and ordered the worker to undo the shotgun's gun lock.
Falls Township police Lt. Hank Ward tells The (Doylestown) Intelligencer ( http://bit.ly/Yb3vGr) that McCarty's gun was so old, there's no ammunition available for it and the gun "wouldn't work."
McCarty fatally shot himself after a four-hour-long standoff.
The store and nearby businesses were evacuated, but nobody else was hurt.
Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.phillyburbs.com