Turnpike employee, worker, suspect killed in robbery attempt

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 20, 2016 3:41 PM

(Fort Littleton) -- Authorities say a turnpike employee and another worker were shot and killed in a robbery attempt on the toll road.

The suspect in the shooting was also killed.

State police say the shooting occurred around 7:00 a.m. today at the Fort Littleton Interchange in Fort Littleton, about 65 miles west of Harrisburg.

A turnpike employee and another contracted worker were shot and killed.

Troopers were on the scene "in minutes" and killed the suspect in an exchange of gunfire.

Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan says commissioners and other officials were "deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy."

Names of the deceased haven't been released.

Coroner Berley Souders says his office was waiting for a state police forensic team.

More details are slated to be released during a news conference at 5:00 p.m. in Huntingdon County.


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