Trooper Nickolas Elliott has been suspended without pay.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

KITTANNING, Pa. (KDKA) – An Armstrong County state trooper has been cited over allegations of unwarranted use of force.

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The state police say trooper Nickolas Elliott was issued a citation Thursday for a summary offense of harassment.

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The charge stems from an allegation of unwarranted use of force. “PSP does not tolerate such action in any situation and takes these allegations seriously,” state police said in a news release.

Elliott enlisted in Oct. 2016 and is assigned to the patrol section of Troop D, Kittanning.

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He’s been suspended without pay pending the resolution of the criminal charge against him.