Least one one person died and 17 were injured as a result of car crashed into a crowd gathered at a bar in Pennsylvania to support victims of recent deadly firethe state police said.
Geisinger Hospital confirmed in a statement that they provided assistance for more more than 15 patients, including 4 in critical condition.
The state police were called area near the bar of the intoxicology department in Berwick around 18:15 on Anthony Petroski, a Pennsylvania police officer, told reporters about this on Saturday.
The police reported vehicle “passed through the crowd community event.”
Then the paratroopers received call about a man who allegedly attacked a woman in next door to Neskopek County, Petroski said. He said the officers were there to find the woman. dead on the stage. The police arrested the man who they said he was a suspect in both incidents, police said.
Police have not identified the suspect or provided details possible accusations. Petroski said investigators are looking into whether the suspect deliberately drove into the crowd.
“These studies are very active”, the police said. in statement.
Reliance Fire Company No. 1, which serves Berwick, reported that the crews were on scene of “mass casualty incident” at a bar on Saturday night.
“Please avoid in area as this is an ongoing incident and will for for some time” fire the company said on Facebook.
There was an event at the bar for families affected by deadly house fire what happened in Nescopeck earlier this month. 10 people including three children were killed in fire on August 5 while three adults were able to do it out safely. AT cause of in fire which destroyed at home is under investigation.
AT restaurant where event took place issued a statement on your Facebook page.
“Today was an absolute tragedy. We will be closed until further notice. Please respect our privacy while we mourn and try to process events what happened. Thank you,” the message said.
Darren J. Reynolds contributed to this report.
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