Big Flats, N.Y. – A state trooper was shot and killed in the Southern Tier.
The trooper was killed during an armed bank robbery of the Chemung Canal Trust Co. in Big Flats, about 10 miles north of the Pennsylvania state line.
“Our prayers are with his family,” said Gov. George Pataki during a news conference. “We’ll do everything we can to apprehend the perpetrator of this heinous crime.”
Helicopters were circling and about 20 police units were in the area of Big Flats, near Interstate 86. All schools in the Horseheads and Elmira Heights School District were on lockdown and parents were told to pick their children up and sign them out at the end of the school day.
Police are on the lookout for a 1997 Ford Taurus with the NY Tag# DFK-4390.
U/D: 03/02/06 23:51
The suspect has been caught.