Pennsylvania State Police Trooper shot during traffic stop, suspect sought

PLAINFIELD TWP, Pa. (WPVI) — A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper has been shot during a traffic stop in Northampton County, authorities said.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday along Route 191 near Route 33 in Plainfield Township.

Officials said the suspect opened fire on the trooper and left the scene.

The suspect fled in a 2008 blue Pontiac, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police tweeted, “Troop M reports one trooper shot during traffic stop on Rt. 191, Plainfield Twp., Northampton County. More information to come as available.”



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