State Trooper shot during traffic stop in Northampton County
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Pa.– Pennsylvania State Police say a trooper was shot today during a traffic stop.
The incident occurred on PA-Route 33 in Plainfield Township.
The suspect fled the scene in a blue Pontiac sedan and drove himself to Easton Hospital, where he was taken into police custody. He is being treated for gunshot wounds. The corporal was flown from the scene via medical helicopter to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.
Dispatchers reportedly say that police are searching for a second occupant of the vehicle as well.
There is no word on the condition of the trooper at this time.
This is a developing story. FOX43 will provide more details as they become available.
Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement about the shooting:
“Frances and I are praying for this trooper, the family and every member of the Pennsylvania State Police. This senseless act of violence is a reminder of the sacrifices made daily by all our brave men and women in uniform. Across Pennsylvania, our troopers are keeping communities safe by putting themselves in harm’s way. We must never forget that. I ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in keeping all those affected, especially the corporal, in their thoughts today.”