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Allentown, Pa. - Allentown EMS and Police were summoned to 8th and Turner Streets around 15:00 hours Wednesday afternoon for a shooting. Police found the victim closer to Chew Street on 8th and was transported to the hospital in serious condition.
Police closed off North 8th Street between Turner and Chew Streets while they investigated.
This street closing along with Tilghman Street at 5th caused a rush hour nightmare for commuters looking to leave the city.
Coplay, Pa. - Approximately 12:00 Sunday afternoon, police responded to a suicide threat in the 100 block of N. 8th Street. They found a young man inside with weapons and wouldn't talk to the officers.
The S.W.A.T. was activated and team members from around Lehigh County responded into the scene. Fire Police closed off 8th Street north of Chestnut Street for about two hours.
As the team was forming at the scene near Balliet Field, the young man surrendered and walked out the back door of the duplex. He was placed in the awaiting Cetronia ambulance without incident.
Afterwards, the S.W.A.T. members entered the home to do a search and clear the home for the Coplay Police. Members found weapons in the attic.
When the house was cleared by S.W.A.T. it was turned back over to the Coplay Police Department.
No injuries were reported. All police officers went home safe. And the young man will get the treatment that he needs.
10:00 PM Thursday night, Police and EMS were sent to Poplar and Allen Streets for a shooting. Police found a female at Poplar and Mary Streets with a gunshot wound to the lower leg. She was transported to an area hospital by Allentown EMS.
Police investigated the scene for a short time and called A.F.D. in to clean the sidewalk.
Allentown, Pa. - For the second time Tuesday, gunshots ring out in center city. This shooting, the second of the day, is a man shot just half a block from the new arena in the 100 block of North 7th Street.
The man was shot numerous times in the abdomen in the parking lot just north of the 7-Eleven store at 7th and Linden Streets. He then ran into the store seeking help.
Police taped off a large area from Linden, north around the parking lot and west to Hall Street, where the suspects fled north on Hall Street.
Police hand-cuffed and detained numerous people near the crime scene. One man was placed in back of a police car.
Evidence markers littered the 7-Eleven parking lot and the lot to the north.
The victim is in critical condition.
The first shooting was in the area of 14th and Chew Streets. Police and EMS found a man with a gunshot wound to the ass. Police were having trouble finding the actual crime scene.
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Northampton, Pa. - Approximately 11:30 Friday morning a man robbed the Cihylik Farmers Market at 3960 Cherryville Road in Allen Township. Minutes later, around 11:45, the same man robbed the National Penn Bank at 1862 Main Street in Northampton Borough. No gun was seen in the robberies.
The subject is a white male, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with short dark hair. He has a tattoo on his left arm. He was wearing a black shirt with the word "everything" on the front.
The businesses are approximately 2 miles apart. Lehigh Township Police assisted Northampton Borough Police at the bank robbery while State Police investigated the Robbery in Allen Township.
If you know this man or know his whereabouts, please contact State Police at 610-861-2026 or Northampton Borough Detective Squad at 610-317-0808.
Allentown, Pa. - Approximately 12:45 AM Police and EMS responded to the area of 10th and Turner Streets for a shooting. EMS units staged a block away while police investigated and secured the scene. EMS was then called to the front of 143 Turner Street for a person shot.
EMS transported the person to the Trauma Center at Cedar Crest and I-78 and requested Salisbury Police to stand-by at the Emergency Room. The person had a gunshot wound to the chest and is expected to survive.
While police investigated the shooting in the 100 block of Turner, another call of shots fired came in for the 700 block of Chew Street near the Central Fire Station. Police investigated that report and found no victims.
Police are investigating both scenes to see if they are related. This is the second shooting in the 10th Street area in three days.
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