2 Pennsylvania Lawmakers Involved in Shootout Near Capitol

Pennsylvania State Rep. Marty Flynn exchanged gunfire with attempted robbers in Harrisburg on Wednesday.

Pennsylvania State Rep. Marty Flynn was involved in a shootout with robbers near the Capitol in Harrisburg. Flynn exchanged gunfire with several men who allegedly attempted to rob him and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro at 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, a House Democratic spokesperson told the Inquirer.

Flynn and Bizzarro, both Democrats, were returning from a fundraiser and walking back to a house they stay in when in session. Three men were arrested in the incident. The lawmakers were not injured.

Flynn represents part of Luzerne County, including part of Scranton, while Bizzarro’s constituents hail from sections of Erie County. A press conference is scheduled later today to reveal more details about the incident. It’s not yet clear if Flynn hit any of his assailants.

This is the second gun-related incident near the Capitol in two weeks. A woman was robbed at the base of the Capitol steps last week.