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Police Confirm Shooting Involving Sunbury Acting Police Chief


UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP — State police are not releasing much information. Investigators confirm acting Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare shot a man once on Tuesday morning, on Mile Post Road near Sunbury.

State police and Sunbury police officers were at the intersection of Mile Post Road and Shikellamy Road in Upper Augusta Township for most of the day.

Authorities confirm this is where a man was shot by acting Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare.

State police say it all started around 9:30 a.m. when Sunbury police were investigating an incident in the city. They’re not saying what that incident involved.

“Later on in the morning, there was a report that the suspect they were looking for was seen walking up Mile Post (Hill) Road,” said Trooper Mark Reasner

According to authorities, Hare tried to arrest the suspect on Mile Post Road outside Sunbury. Troopers say the suspect threatened Hare with a knife. Hare then tried to use his stun gun on the man but was unsuccessful, so he shot him once.

Troopers say the suspect was taken to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville but are not commenting on the man’s condition. State police will only say the man is currently being treated at the hospital.

Acting Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare was not hurt but Mayor David Persing confirms he named Sergeant Chris Blaise as the acting police chief while today’s incident is being investigated.


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