Pa. legislator exchanges gunshots with would-be robber

    A Pennsylvania state legislator exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber near the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

    City police said Wednesday that Rep. Marty Flynn and another lawmaker were walking to their residence after a late dinner just before 11 p.m. Tuesday when two men accosted them and demanded their wallets. Police say one of the two would-be robbers was armed, and that shots were exchanged.

    A spokesman for House Democrats says Flynn is a former Lackawanna County prison guard who is licensed to carry a handgun. He says Flynn drew his pistol and exchanged shots with the robber.

    Neither he nor the other lawmaker, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro from Erie County, was injured.

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    Harrisburg police say they have arrested four men and that the investigation is continuing.

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