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BUCKHORN — Two police officers were hurt in an altercation with a motorist and alleged shoplifter in Columbia County.

Police were called to the Home Depot in Buckhorn around 8:30 a.m. Friday, according to WNEP.com.

A witness at the scene told a reporter for Bloomsburg-based newspaper the Press-Enterprise he saw a Nissan SUV hit a vehicle and try to hit a police officer and that he heard two shots fired. It remains unknown who fired the shots.

Sgt. Scott Traugh was involved in the incident and was taken to the hospital for evaluation, said State Police Cpl. Steven Krasucki, according to the Press-Enterprise. Hemlock Township Police Chief Mike VanDine said he turned the scene over to state troopers because of his officer’s involvement.

State police are looking for a dark blue Nissan Murano with Pennsylvania registration MDG2541, according to WNEP.

No one from the public was injured in the gunfire, Krasucki said.

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