DILLSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Route 15 is now open in both directions, after being shut down in parts of York and Adams counties for several hours Wednesday morning.
Investigators say 51-year-old Gregory Kalinyak of Gaithersburg, Maryland is now in custody.
State Police say just before midnight, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office asked troopers to do a welfare check, after Kalinyak made suicidal comments.
They tried to pull over his Chevy pickup along Route 15 and say he didn’t listen, so they stopped his vehicle with spike strips.
Investigators say just after midnight, Kalinyak ran into the woods and started shooting at troopers.
Troopers returned fire and began to search for him.
Some officers were seen hiding behind 18-wheelers with assault rifles.
Police say Kalinyak was eventually taken into custody without further issues.
There were no injuries.
A police cruiser is damaged after being shot.
“It was a welfare check,” said Trooper Megan Ammerman. “It just shows the dangers of our job. So, we were trying to assist him because he was suicidal and get him help and this obviously happened. So, we are very thankful that no troopers were injured during this investigation.”
Multiple agencies from Adams, York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties were involved in the response.
Charges are still being determined.
The suspect will be going to Adams County Prison.
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