A high-speed chase in the Poconos last night ended with two state police troopers shot and a suspect killed, according to news reports.
A State Police spokesman confirmed early this morning that two troopers had been seriously injured but provided no further information.
According to news reports, both state troopers were shot after a chase that began with a possible custody dispute in Nazareth, Northampton County. A man armed with a handgun took a child from his home and drove away.
The chase ensued, and the man headed north into Monroe County. The chase ended when the man's car crashed at the intersection of Route 611 and Route 423 in Tobyhanna.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police Chief Harry Lewis said that the suspect and police traded gunfire and that the suspect was killed.
Police reports indicated that the officers, who were not named, were being airlifted to regional trauma units. One was taken to the Community Medical Center in Scranton, the other to Lehigh Valley at Cedar Crest in Allentown.
Lewis said that a young boy was in the car but that he was not shot.