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Pa. state trooper shot during traffic stop

The trooper was flown to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. A wounded suspect is in custody.

FILE / Pennsylvania State Police decal on side of patrol car.
FILE / Pennsylvania State Police decal on side of patrol car.Read moreFile Photograph

A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot Tuesday morning during a traffic stop in Northampton County and a wounded suspect was taken into custody after driving to a hospital.

The state police corporal, who was shot multiple times, was flown to St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, where he was undergoing treatment for his wounds, the State Police said in a statement. It provided no other information about his condition.

State Police said the corporal was outside his vehicle when he got into a shootout with a motorist during the stop about 11 a.m. on Route 33 in the area of Route 191 in Plainfield Township.

The suspect fled in a blue Pontiac sedan and drove to Easton Hospital in Wilson, where he was taken into custody.

There is no information yet about why the trooper stopped the car.

News helicopter video from the scene showed a blue car with a shot out rear window at the hospital's emergency room entrance.