Bank Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed Following High Speed Chase

December 07, 2017 - 4:55 pm

The suspect in the high speed chase from earlier this afternoon has died.


The 1000 Block of Main Avenue in Old Forge, Lackawanna County where the chase ended is closed and will be closed to traffic until further notice.
The incident began after an attempted bank robbery at the M and T Bank in the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming, Luzerne County.

The chase ended just before 2 o'clock near Jett's Car Wash in Old Forge when Police tried to stop the car and the suspect got out of his car with a gun and was shot by State Police .

The man was rushed to Geisinger Community Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 

State Police, The Lackawanna District Attorney and Multiple local Police department are all involved in the investigation.

Authorities are expected to release more information  about the chase and the shooting at the Old Forge Police shortly

Police are asking people to avoid the area in the one thousand block of Main Avenue in Old Forge.

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