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State Troopers Shoot Man Near New York Border, Injured Man Taken To Hospital

September 12, 2018

HALLSTEAD — State police in Susquehanna County shot and injured a man Tuesday night because they say he brandished a firearm while they investigated an incident at a home in Hallstead.

The shooting happened at 9:28 p.m. at an unspecified home in the small community near the New York border. The troopers involved, who were not identified in a news release early this morning, responded there for a report of a disturbance.

A man, who also was not immediately identified, confronted the troopers while carrying a firearm.

“The male refused to comply with numerous verbal commands,” Trooper Robert Urban, a spokesman for the Dunmore-based Troop R, said in a news release.

They opened fire. The injured man was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital for medical treatment. Further details of the man’s injury or his condition were not released.

Updated information is expected within the next few hours, Urban said in an email.

— JOSEPH KOHUT

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