Soldier Sought In Pa., Va. Slayings


PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Pennsylvania police say they are searching for a U.S. Army officer who allegedly went on a shooting spree that killed four people and injured two officers.

Capt. Leonard Egland, 37, of Fort Lee, Va., was still at large Sunday after allegedly firing shots at police in Warwick Township.

“He’s still in the wind, armed and extremely dangerous,” Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The newspaper said Egland took flight after allegedly gunning down his estranged wife, her boyfriend and the man’s son in Virginia. He then apparently drove to the Philadelphia area where he shot his former mother-in-law dead at her home in Buckingham Township Saturday night.

Investigators said Egland had his young daughter with him and dropped her at the emergency room of a hospital in Quakertown. Hospital personnel called police but Egland allegedly fled after shooting at arriving officers. Two officers suffered minor wounds.

The Inquirer said Egland apparently returned to Virginia from an overseas deployment last week. Another relative of Egland’s wife lives near Philadelphia and was under police protection Sunday.

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