BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania state trooper was killed and another injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania Friday night, and a search was underway for the suspect, according to a published report.
The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. at the barracks in Pike County's Blooming Grove, a township of about 4,000 people about 35 miles east of Scranton, The Times-Tribune of Scranton reported. Nearby Lackawanna County dispatched its SWAT team, and helicopters were seen flying over the area.
The Times-Tribune, citing State police spokeswoman Maria Finn, reported that one trooper was killed and another was injured. She did not elaborate to the newspaper on the severity of the injuries.
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. Lackawanna County dispatched its SWAT team Friday night to assist with the shooting, a county official told The Times-Tribune.
Ain't nobody safe in that neck of the woods right now.