COLESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police were searching Thursday for a man they say shot a state trooper during a welfare check in the Binghamton area.

The trooper was hit by a rifle shot Wednesday night while working with Broome County sheriff’s deputies checking on the welfare of a person in Colesville, about a dozen miles east of Binghamton, according to state police.

Police said the unidentified trooper’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Police were searching for suspect Jason D. Johnson, 34, who they say should be considered armed and dangerous.

They said he may be driving a blue Ford pickup truck.

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