Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot during traffic stop


NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a corporal exchanged gunfire with a suspect during a traffic stop, and both were shot and wounded.

The shooting happened Tuesday morning on a highway in Plainfield Township, Northampton County, about 65 miles north of Philadelphia.

Police say the corporal was outside his cruiser when he exchanged fire with the suspect. Police say the suspect fled and drove himself to Easton Hospital, where he was taken into custody. He is being treated for gunshot wounds.

The corporal was flown to a separate hospital where police say he is being treated for “multiple gunshot wounds.” His name wasn’t immediately released.

Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted that he is “praying for this trooper and their family.”

Police gathered evidence from suspect’s car, which appeared to have its rear window shot out. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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