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Man accused of shooting trooper in Broome County arrested

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Associated Press
Updated: June 10, 2021 05:39 PM
Created: June 10, 2021 06:52 AM

COLESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - The man accused of shooting a New York state trooper in Broome County has been caught.

State police say Jason Johnson, 34, was taken into custody in Colesville around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. 

Trooper Becky Seager was shot in her hip area Wednesday night while working with Broome County sheriff’s deputies checking on the welfare of a person in Colesville, about a dozen miles east of Binghamton, according to state police.

Police said her injuries were not life-threatening and that she was at a local hospital Thursday morning.

Local schools switched to remote learning as police from multiple agencies searched the area for suspect Jason D. Johnson, 34, who they said should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Police said they exchanged gunfire with Johnson before he fled from the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates,


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