HOLLY HILL, FL (WFLA) – A man who attacked an employee as he was exiting a pizza restaurant Saturday night is dead, authorities said.

The Holly Hill Police Department said a Little Caesars employee was exiting the restaurants after closing just before midnight when he was attacked by a man in a clown mask.

The worker told authorities the attacker hit him with a wooden post until it broke then brandished a pair of scissors and attempted to stab him.

Officers said the victim then pulled out his concealed gun and shot the attacker multiple times.

Authorities said they found the accused attacker unresponsive in the parking lot behind the restaurant with a clown mask and scissors nearby.

The man was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Officials said the employee was also hurt in the exchange.

The name of the man who died has not been released.