Troopers critically wound armed 71-year-old man in Lackawanna County

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 8, 2018 1:16 AM

(Summit) -- State police have shot and critically wounded a 71-year-old man in Lackawanna County who allegedly fired a semi-automatic rifle at troopers responding to a domestic dispute.

The dispute in Summit was reported around 1:00 a.m. Sunday.

Troopers responding to the scene were told the man was firing a weapon.

When they arrived, they told him to drop it. But authorities say the man refused and began shooting at the troopers, who returned fire.

The suspect's name and further details on his injuries haven't been disclosed. He's hospitalized in critical condition.

The troopers involved were not hurt and their names haven't been released.

Further details about the domestic dispute were not disclosed. No other injuries were reported in that incident or the shooting, which remains under investigation.

Authorities say the man will face multiple counts of attempted homicide of an officer.

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