Police Still Searching for Suspect in Officer Assault in Schuylkill County

As of Thursday morning, police are still searching for the suspect from an officer being assaulted.

On Wednesday evening, around 6pm, a West Penn Police Township Officer stopped to assist a disabled vehicle on Route 309 on the Blue Mountain.  When they approached the vehicle, a hispanic male, originally reported to be a black male,  picked up the officer and threw them over an embankment.


The officer was flown to an area hospital from their injuries.

Route 309 was closed in the area while the incident was investigated by State Police.

The following alert has been issued

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THIS PERSON IN CONNECTION TO THE ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER WEDNESDAY IN WEST PENN TWP. | / 6'2"-6'4" / 240 -260lbs / DARK SKINNED HISPANIC / WEARING DARK COLOR SHIRT & SHORTS / TEAR DROP TATTOO UNDER EYE / LAST SEEN OPERATING A DARK COLOR NISSAN MAXIMA / PARTIAL REGISTRATION FUK 1011 or FUK 0011 PAINTED ON CAR / WANTED FOR THE ASSAULT / IF YOU KNOW HIS WHEREABOUTS DIAL 9-1-1 AND DO NOT APPROACH SUBJECT!
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