ShareThis Page
Pennsylvania

Pa. game warden attacked while probing hunting violation report

| Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP — State police say two men attacked a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer who was investigating a possible hunting violation.

The game warden had responded to a forested area in Norwegian Township when he encountered two men on ATVs around 10 a.m. Saturday and began to question them. A physical altercation soon broke out between the three, and authorities say the warden fired one shot from his pistol during the struggle.

The two men then eventually fled the area on their ATVs. They remained at large Sunday.

The warden was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries, but further details were not disclosed. His name was not released.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me