State Troopers Shot In PA, 1 Dead

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were questioning a person of interest, state police said Saturday.

One trooper was leaving the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County, and another was arriving when shots were fired at 10:50 p.m. Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.

A person of interest is being questioned by police, Trooper Connie Devens said. “No one is in custody or under arrest,” she said.

Noonan confirmed that one trooper was killed and the other was injured and taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Scranton, where he was in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

He provided few details on the shooting but said the attack seemed to be directed at state police.

“This has been an emotional night for all of us,” Noonan told reporters.

911 call audio above.

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