Pennsylvania State Police: One Trooper Dead in Barracks Shooting
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect.
The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday at the barracks in Pike County's Blooming Grove, a township of about 4,000 people about 35 miles east of Scranton. Nearby Lackawanna County dispatched its SWAT team, and helicopters were seen flying over the area.
State police spokeswoman Maria Finn tells The Times-Tribune newspaper that one trooper was killed and another was injured. She did not elaborate on the severity of the injuries.
Pennsylvania State Police didn't immediately return phone messages from The Associated Press seeking further details.
Several roads around the barracks, including parts of Interstate 84, were closed.
(Story by: The Associated Press with minor editing by WIBX)