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Authorities: Teen shot after crashing stolen bus on bridge

July 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a teenager armed with a knife was shot and wounded by police after crashing a stolen school bus on a bridge that connects Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says the 17-year-old suspect was in stable condition at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shooting shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday on the Walt Whitman Bridge. Hanson said the masked youth was spotted walking toward the New Jersey side, refused commands and charged two port authority officers, who fired.

WCAU-TV reported that H.A. DeHart & Son dealership managers said the bus was stolen late Sunday. Chief Sean McKenna of the West Deptford Township police department said the bus hit 80 to 90 mph before officers broke off pursuit as the vehicle headed for the bridge.

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