North Pole Police Department

A man is dead after being shot during an attempted robbery in the parking lot of a North Pole fast food restaurant, authorities said Thursday evening.

Police responded to the 209 block of North Santa Claus Lane about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday following reports that one person was being held at gunpoint and another had been shot outside of Taco Bell, according to a news release from the North Pole Police Department.

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