YORK, Pa. (WHTM)– A suspected arsonist is in stable condition after being shot by York City Police officers, according to a release from the York City Mayor’s Office.
Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire around 6 p.m. near Carlisle and Pennsylvania Avenue. A bystander told them that someone suspicious was in a nearby backyard.
They said the suspected admitted to setting the fire and started throwing rocks at them while wielding a screwdriver type of object.
The police department was called to scene. When officers arrived, the suspect threw bricks at the them and pulled out a handgun.
According to the release, officers engaged with the suspect.
The suspect is now at York Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
State Police are investigating.