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Police: Game Commission officer attacked while investigating hunting violation

A Pennsylvania Game Commission officer was taken to the hospital over the weekend after an altercation with two hunters, according to a release from state police. (AP photo)

A Pennsylvania Game Commission officer was taken to the hospital over the weekend after an altercation with two hunters, according to a release from state police.

Police said the Game Commission officer responded to a hunting violation call about 10 a.m. Saturday.

While investigating at the scene, the officer saw two men on all-terrain vehicles and began to question them.

That’s when police said there was an altercation between the two men and the officer, who fired a shot from his gun.

The two men fled on their ATVs and the officer was taken to Lehigh Valley Schuylkill Medical East campus for injuries suffered in the altercation, according to police.

They are now looking for the two men involved.

Both are described as white, about 5-foot-8, with average builds and 50-60 years old. Police said one had long gray hair and a long gray goatee secured with rubber bands.

The other had gray facial hair.

State police are asking anyone with information to contact PSP Schuylkill Haven at 570-754-4600.

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