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Pennsylvania state trooper shot during traffic stop in Northampton County

Suspect in custody

PLAINFIELD TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police confirmed a trooper was shot multiple times on Route 33 near Route 191 in Northampton County Tuesday morning.

Police said Tuesday afternoon the wounded corporal is in ICU at St. Luke's Hospital recovering from critical injuries. However, police added the corporal is in stable condition.

Police said it happened during a traffic stop just before 11 a.m. in Plainfield Township.

Officials said the corporal was outside of his vehicle when he and the suspect exchanged gunfire.

Police said the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Daniel Khalil Clary, of Effort, Pennsylvania, fled the scene in a blue Pontiac and drove himself to Easton Hospital. He was taken into police custody and is being treated for gunshot wounds, police said.

A blue Pontiac with bullet holes in its windows was seen outside the emergency room at Easton Hospital. It has been towed from the scene.

The hospital was briefly put on lockdown but it has since been lifted, according its website. There was a heavy police presence at the hospital.

State police said the corporal was flown from the scene to St. Luke's Hospital where he is undergoing treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.

Route 33 was closed in both directions between Route 191 and Route 512.

Nazareth Area School District was on lockdown for a short time Tuesday morning because of the shooting. The lockdown has since been lifted.

Wilson Area School District was also on lockdown until about 12:30 p.m.

Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement he is praying for the trooper and his family.

"This senseless act of violence is a reminder of the sacrifices made daily by all our brave men and women in uniform," he said, in part.

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