UPDATE: 3 dead after apparent Pennsylvania Turnpike robbery attempt

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FORT LITTLETON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a turnpike employee and another worker were killed in an attempted robbery on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in which the suspect was also shot and killed.
    
State police say the crime occurred just before 7 a.m. Sunday at the Fort Littleton Interchange in Fulton County in south-central Pennsylvania.
    
Police said a turnpike employee and another worker employed by a contractor were shot and killed. Officials said troopers were on the scene “in minutes” and killed the suspect in an exchange of gunfire.
    
Turnpike chairman Sean Logan said commissioners and other officials were “deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy.”
    
Names of the deceased weren’t immediately released. Coroner Berley Souders said his office was waiting for a state police forensic team. Officials said more information would be released later Sunday.

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Original:

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say three people are dead in Pennsylvania following what appears to have been a robbery attempt on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Officials said the shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the vicinity of the Fort Littleton exit of the Turnpike in Fulton County.

Coroner Berley Souders confirmed that three people were dead, and his office was waiting for a forensic team from state police.

Souders did not specify where the shooting took place or provide more information.

Officials said the shooting appeared to have occurred during a robbery attempt.

State police and a turnpike spokesman said more information would be released later Sunday.

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