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Shots fired at Upper Nazareth police car

Published On: Jun 21 2013 09:14:02 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2013 02:03:25 PM EDT

Shots fired at cop car


Police said they're thankful an officer wasn't sitting in a parked patrol car when someone opened fire, blasting the car with at least 20 bullets.

The shooting happened late Wednesday night on Mayfair Place, off Route 248, in Upper Nazareth Twp., Northampton Co.

A township patrol car, with a mannequin police officer sitting inside, was parked along the road as a deterrent for speeding and running stop signs when a man, armed with a .45 caliber handgun, approached the vehicle and opened fire, police said.


The patrol car is now missing most of its windows, the tires are all flat and there are holes in the hood and grill, said the police chief, adding that he's thankful a real officer wasn't in the car at the time.

Witnesses told police they saw a white man with thinning hair and a husky build walking away from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.