Four Troopers in Texas injured during stop; manhunt underway

A manhunt is now underway after three Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers and one from Virginia were injured early Sunday afternoon during a routine traffic stop.

UPDATE: DPS Spokesperson Trooper Chris Ray confirmed three law enforcement officers received non-life threatening injuries. Two were taken to an Amarillo hospital; one was released and the other remains in the hospital. A member of the Virginia State Police who was in the Texas Panhandle to observe techniques was also injured.

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Four Troopers injured during stop; manhunt underway for possibly armed suspect:

6:35 p.m. ET: While four troopers were injured in Sunday’s traffic stop in Conway, Texas, one of them is not a Texas trooper but rather a member of the Virginia State Police in the area to observe techniques, KVII-TV reported.

The troopers’ injuries aren’t life-threatening, DPS Spokesperson Trooper Chris Ray told the station. Two of the troopers were hospitalized; one of them was released, Ray added.

During the noon traffic stop in Conway along Interstate 40, one trooper believed things could get dangerous and jumped into the pulled-over vehicle to prevent it from driving off, Ray said. It was at that point that the trooper was injured, Ray noted, adding that three other troopers were also injured.

The nature of their injuries haven’t been released.

Two people allegedly were involved in the incident. One suspect was taken into custody, and a manhunt was underway for the second, the station said.

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