State Trooper Shot; Standoff Underway
UPDATE: One trooper was shot. All three troopers managed to get out of the home and call for backup. The injured trooper was flown to a hospital. State police say he appears to be alright. That alleged gunman has been barricaded inside the home for more than 10 hours.
NELSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Pennsylvania State Trooper was wounded by gunfire at a home in Tioga County Tuesday afternoon.
The trooper was conducting a welfare check on Barney Hill Road in Nelson Township, near Elkland, around 12:30 p.m. when the person in the home opened fire at the members of the patrol, according to state police.
One trooper was hit and was flown to a hospital. Troopers said he was conscious and alert before going into surgery.
Another trooper at the scene is being treated for a possible broken leg, sustained while seeking cover from the gunfire.
The gunman remains barricaded inside the home.
Developing story, check back for updates.