Michelle Kim

Gunman Inside Restaurant Across Princeton University Fatally Shot by Police: Officials

An armed man who holed himself up in a restaurant across the street from Princeton University for hours is dead after being shot by police, officials say. 

The New Jersey attorney general's office says the man, armed with a shotgun inside Panera Bread, entered the building at around 10 a.m. Tuesday, prompting customers and workers to flee.

Police responded and secured the area, and attempted to negotiate with him for several hours. The standoff ended around 3 p.m. when the man was fatally shot by police. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries have been reported. 

The attorney general's office says it is investigating. In New Jersey, all investigations into deadly police shootings and incidents are investigated by the attorney general's independent prosecutor directive. 

Authorities shut down Princeton's downtown area, and two campus buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Classes are not in session at Princeton, which is on spring break.

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