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Man, 59, dies in attack in Lehighton, police say

A 59-year-old man died in an attack in Lehighton on Monday afternoon, according to state police.

Lehighton Borough Police responded to an incident on Carbon Street in the borough around 3:30 p.m. and found the man with life threatening injuries after being struck with a “piercing object,” according to a news release from state police.

State police say the man was taken to St. Luke’s Carbon where he was pronounced dead.

State police said a suspect is in custody.

The Pennsylvania State Police Troop N Major Case Team has taken over the investigation, as requested by the Carbon County District Attorney’s Office.

Police were searching for a man after an attack in Lehighton Monday afternoon. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS