State Trooper Shot and Critically Wounded in Jefferson County, Suspect's Home Surrounded

BROCKWAY, Pa. (EYT) – According to sources, at approximately 2:30 p.m. today a Pennsylvania State Trooper was shot and critically wounded while trying to serve a warrant at a residence along Cemetery Hill Road, just outside of Brockway, in Jefferson County.

According to Wjactv.com, two troopers were trying to serve a warrant to a man on Cemetery Hill Road in Brockway when a shot rang out, and one trooper was shot in the neck. The other trooper pulled him to safety.

The trooper, whose name is being withheld, was flown to UPMC Altoona Hospital; he is in stable condition and reportedly awake and conscious, sources say.

The suspect’s house has been surrounded by State Police SERT teams in what is being called an “active shooter” situation, according to sources.

The area has been blocked off, and officials are asking all people to stay inside and away from the scene.

Schools in Brockway School District were on lockdown today for approximately four hours, but that lockdown has been lifted, according to sources.

Officials say the officer was in critical condition as of late Thursday evening.


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