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One Dead, 17 Injured After Suspect Drives Through Crowd at Benefit Event

A man suspected of plowing his car through a group of people and assaulting a woman has been apprehended by Pennsylvania police. The incident occurred during an event to honor victims of a recent fire. The suspect drove through the crowd, killing one person and injuring 17 others, then fled the scene. A heavy police presence was reported at the bar where the incident occurred, and investigations into the incidents are ongoing.

The Pennsylvania State Police issued a statement about the incident, “On Saturday, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Pennsylvania State Police Bloomsburg received a call to assist Berwick Police Department with a vehicle that drove through a crowd at a community event on West 2nd Street, Berwick Borough, Columbia County.”

According to WNEP-TV, the event was intended to raise funds for families who had lost loved ones in a recent fire. The suspect was later found in Luzerne County, where police received a call about a man assaulting a woman. Upon arrival, they found the woman dead, and the suspect was taken into custody.

Police have not released the suspect’s name, and investigations into the homicide incident in Berwick are ongoing. Authorities are asking anyone with information or footage of the incidents to call PSP Bloomsburg at 570-387-4261 or PSP Shickshinny at 570-542-4117.

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