Monday, June 29, 2020

Suspect Dead in Pursuit that Began in Schuylkill County and Led to Standoff in Hazleton

The suspect in a pursuit that began in Schuylkill County on Monday is dead after a standoff in Hazleton.

Pennsylvania State Trooper and Public Information Officer Anthony Petroski confirmed late Monday that the suspect is deceased.

The incident began Monday afternoon near Frackville where the pursuit began with the suspect in a tractor trailer, who led police north on Interstate 81, through McAdoo and eventually into Hazleton.

The pursuit ended at the intersection of Beech and Vine Street, in Hazleton where the standoff began between police and the suspect.  

By 8:00pm, Monday, gunshots could be heard from the scene, but no information was available on who was firing the shots.

State Police are continuing to investigate the incident.  The identity of the suspect has not been released at this time.

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