WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a police officer was shot in the leg while responding to a burglary call and a suspect has been arrested.READ MORE: One Person Hospitalized After SUV Crashes Into Tree In Lawrenceville
Officials in Whitehall Township say the officer was injured with birdshot pellets from a shotgun during the 2:40 a.m. Saturday call.
Mayor Ed Hozza Jr. says the wounded officer was reported in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.READ MORE: Report: Steelers Request To Interview Kris Richard For Defensive Coordinator Opening
He says both responding officers identified themselves as police officers before opening the door to the home.
State police in Lehigh County and township police are investigating.MORE NEWS: Activists Want Desk Duty For Reinstated Penn Hills Officer Under Investigation In Shooting Death
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