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Rep. Tenney issues statement on trooper’s shooting, manhunt


(WBNG) -- Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has released a statement on New York State Trooper Becky Seager being shot in the hip while on duty.

Congresswoman Tenney wrote in a Facebook post:

My prayers are with New York State Trooper Becky Seager and her family. Officer Seager was injured in the line of duty when responding to a welfare call. While her injury is not life-threatening, this is a reminder of the dangers our police face while on the job. Please join me in wishing her a speedy recovery in the days ahead.

Unfortunately, the suspect Jason D. Johnson remains at large. Law enforcement is asking for the public’s assistance in bringing him to justice.

Trooper Seager was shot assisting a Broome County Sheriff's Deputy with a welfare check on East Windsor Road in the Town of Colesville. State Police said she sustained non -life-threatening injuries.

State Police are searching for suspect 34-year-old Jason D. Johnson.

As of Thursday afternoon, police told 12 News they believe Johnson may still be in the general area.

The Endicott Police Department also issued a statement on the shooting. To read it, click here.

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