If you thought news couldn’t get any worse for West Virginia, then think again.
According to WTAP NBC, the WV State Police confirms one attempted robbery suspect is dead and two are still on the run. It all happened near the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. The suspect was shot by a Parkersburg Police Officer after an attempted robbery at the Toys “R” Us store. Two other people escaped on foot.
Mike Fling, Assistant Superintendent for Wood County Schools, says the notification was as a precautionary measure because there was concern a suspect may have been in the area of the schools. The schools have simply been asked to keep people inside. There is no indication of a threat.
WTAP also reported that a State Trooper says a police officer was dragged by a suspect car & has been taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.