Skip to comments.UPDATE: One Trooper Killed In Shooting At State Police Barracks
Posted on 09/13/2014 12:55:14 AM PDT by TamzeeEdited on 09/13/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP One Pennsylvania State Police trooper is dead and another is injured following a shooting at a barracks in Pike County.
State police have confirmed there was a shooting late Friday night at the Blooming Grove barracks.
Authorities confirm on trooper is dead and another was wounded.
Their names have not been released.
It happened along Route 402 in Blooming Grove Township.
Investigators said it happened Friday night as the two troopers were changing shifts. They were shot outside the barracks by a shooter or shooters.
Troopers say no one is in custody and a massive manhunt is under way, with police from Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey involved in the search.
Just catch them, we need to know who and why.
Standard design PSP Station. No secure/access controlled parking area. Way too much cover for a sniper.
Thank you for the update, Labyrinthos!
We are up here in Susquehanna County.....Stay safe.
I’m trying to find background info on Jeffrey Hudak — the person of interest — but the name is fairly common, with at least ten people with that name in PA.
Me too...no luck so far. Will ask the family if they know his name.
CNN is covering it now.We have family upstate but not near there.
One trooper was leaving the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County, and another was arriving when shots were fired at 10:50 p.m. Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.
A person of interest identified as Jeffrey Hudak, 48, was being questioned by police, Trooper Connie Devens said.
“No one is in custody or under arrest,” she said. “Mr. Hudak is being questioned as a person of interest.”
Noonan confirmed that one trooper was killed and the other was injured and taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Scranton, where he was in stable condition after undergoing surgery.
He provided few details on the shooting but said the attack seemed to be directed at state police.
“This has been an emotional night for all of us,” Noonan told reporters.
Law enforcement officials from across the region, including New York and New Jersey, descended on northeastern Pennsylvania to help with the search on foot and by helicopter. The Blooming Grove barracks is in a wooded area, surrounded by state game lands.
Thing is, it adjustments were made to make the station more secure, like adding secure/access controls and clearing cover to deprive snipers of a nest the usual crowd would be wailing away about the militarization of the police, that the police are walling themselves off from the citizens, that barriers would be built engendering mistrust. . .the usual. . .
We have a family member that’s an officer in that area. Not much is being said.
Not so strange when cops shoot up unrelated vehicles or act like schutstaffel.
See: hunt for Chris Corner, and any instance where a cop shoots a dog lately.
So you can’t claim the distrust isn’t earned.
That should read “Chris Dorner” smertfoan doesn’t know the name...
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