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BREAKING: At Least One Trooper Shot By Armed Man Outside Police Barracks

Mifflintown, PA – At least one Pennsylvania State Trooper was shot in the line of duty on Saturday outside of a state police barracks in Juniata County.

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) said the incident occurred on June 17 in the area of Troop G near the state police’s Lewistown Barracks, the Patriot-News reported.

Authorities said the trooper encountered an armed man outside of Troop G, and then the suspect opened fire on the law enforcement officer.

No other details about what led up to the attempted murder have been released.

The hero was wounded, WTAJ reported.

It’s not yet known how many times the trooper was shot.

Authorities have not said whether the wounded hero returned fire or if the gunman was also shot, the Patriot-News reported.

Officials said the wounded trooper was transported to the hospital but released no details about his medical condition.

Authorities have also not released the identity of the wounded hero, according to the Patriot-News.

State police said the suspect had been located at about 2:45 pm but said there was “no active threat to the community.”

However, they did not say whether the attempted cop-killer had been taken into custody or if he was still alive, the Patriot-News reported.

Some news agencies are reporting that more than one trooper was shot but state police have not yet confirmed that.

Residents have been asked to avoid the area because there is an active investigation underway.

Juniata County is a rural area in Pennsylvania that has about 24,000 residents.

The Patriot-News was reporting a massive police response from multiple local, state, and federal agencies to the scene of the shooting.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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