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The suspect wanted in a Pennsylvania trooper's death was shot and killed by police

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UPDATE: 11:55 a.m. EST 

The suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania police officer was shot and killed after threatening officers who located him Saturday morning. 

Cpl. Adam Reed, a state police spokesman, said Robison's death was confirmed at about 10:30 a.m. 


Original story

A manhunt is underway for an armed man who shot and killed a Pennsylvania state trooper responding to an abuse-related incident Friday night. 

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. in Juniata Township, which is a small community in central Pennsylvania.


Police are now searching for 32-year-old Jason Robison, who is wanted in relation to the shooting of trooper Landon Weaver. Authorities said Robison should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Pennsylvania State Police said on Facebook that Robison's hair is believed to be dyed purple.

Weaver enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in December of 2015 and was the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty. 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf released a statement on Weaver's death, extending condolences to the officer's family. 

"Landon will always be remembered for his bravery, his sacrifice, and his willingness to serve," Wolf said in a release. 

“The State Police are our best and bravest Pennsylvanians, who risk their lives to keep all of our families safe," Wolf continued. "I just spoke with Commissioner Tyree Blocker and have full confidence that the person who committed this senseless act of violence will be captured and brought to justice. As the search continues, all of our law enforcement officers involved are in the thoughts of all Pennsylvanians.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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