NJ Turnpike Service Area Closed as Troopers Investigate Shooting
CRANBURY — A New Jersey Turnpike service area was closed on Thursday afternoon for an investigation possibly involving a police shooting.
The Molly Pitcher Service Area service area on the southbound side in Cranbury was shutdown around 3 p.m. just south of Exit 8A, according to State Police, which offered no other information and referred questions to the state Attorney General's office.
The highway itself remained open.
NBC 4 New York reported a State Police trooper was involved in a fatal shooting at the service area but was not injured.
Steve from Toms River told WPG's sister station, New Jersey 101.5, that he saw a pickup truck crashed against wall at the entrance ramp to the service area as he drove by.
State Police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Flynn would not say if customers at the service area were allowed to leave or were evacuated.