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Cop Killer on the Loose? Pennsylvania Rocked by Police Barracks Shooting (UPDATE)

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UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: State police earlier Saturday identified a man they called a “person of interest” but said he is not a suspect, the Associated Press reported. No arrests have been made.

Cpl. Bryon Dickson of Dunmore was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded when shots were fired Friday night outside the Blooming Grove barracks, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said. Blooming Grove is about 44 miles east of Scranton; the station is in a wooded area surrounded by state game lands.

UPDATE 11:31 a.m.: (AP): Police say a person of interest is being questioned in the ambush shooting outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks that left one trooper dead and another injured.

A state police spokeswoman says 48-year-old Jeffrey Hudak was being questioned Saturday morning in the late night attack at the Blooming Grove barracks in rural northeastern Pennsylvania.

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says one officer was killed and a second was in stable condition after the shooting during a shift change Friday night. He says one trooper was leaving the barracks and another was arriving when shots were fired.

The names of the troopers were not released.

UPDATE: A potential cop killer — or killers — remained at large Saturday morning in northeastern Pennsylvania, as the Associated Press reported:

State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says the shooting occurred Friday night at the barracks in Pike County's Blooming Grove during a shift change. He says one trooper was leaving the barracks and another was arriving when shots were fired.

The troopers' names haven't been released. Noonan says the injured trooper was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Scranton, where he is in stable condition.

Noonan says the attack seemed to be directed at state police.

A shooting rocked the Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania, police barracks late Friday, leaving one state trooper dead and another wounded, WNEP-TV reported.

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The town is near Scranton, Pennsylvania.


No arrests had been made early Saturday.


This is a developing story and will be updated.

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