Man in Pa. store standoff displayed nonworking gun

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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) - Police say a suicidal man who barricaded himself inside the bathroom of an eastern Pennsylvania sporting goods store after forcing a clerk to give him a shotgun initially had a gun that didn't work.

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.

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