Suspected arsonist shot by York City Police, State Police investigating


YORK, Pa. (WHTM)– A suspected arsonist is in stable condition after being shot by York City Police officers, according to a release from the York City Mayor’s Office.

Firefighters were called to the scene of  a fire around 6 p.m. near Carlisle and Pennsylvania Avenue. A bystander told them that someone suspicious was in a nearby backyard.

They said the suspected admitted to setting the fire and started throwing rocks at them while wielding a screwdriver type of object.

The police department was called to scene. When officers arrived, the suspect threw bricks at the them and pulled out a handgun.

According to the release, officers engaged with the suspect.

The suspect is now at York Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

State Police are investigating.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Stories

More Top Stories

Latest Videos

Don't Miss