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Police pursuit under investigation in Cumberland County

Authorities continue to investigate a pursuit that lasted almost 5 hours.  It began around 5:00 Monday evening.  It ends when the suspect crashes into a tree and dies.

Authorities say the armed man robbed the M&T Bank on Lincoln Way East, in Chambersburg.  The man was driving a black mini van.  A state trooper spotted the van.  That’s when the pursuit began.  The state trooper was injured and contact with the vehicle was lost.  The van was spotted again, and with the help of aviation units, another pursuit ensued.  Multiple troopers were injured.  The pursuit ended when the man crashed his van into a tree on Roxbury Road and died.

The Cumberland County Coroner and District Attorney, David Freed, are releasing more information at a press conference Tuesday morning at 11, at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

1 Comment

  • MyTakeOnIt

    Once you have aviation pursuit, the ground pursuit should back off substantially and plan a forward-thinking strategy or wait for the suspect to emerge from the vehicle before moving in. None of this circus-like Dukes of Hazzard pursuit.

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