An Armstrong County police officer was injured over the weekend while setting off fireworks.
Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold was hurt Saturday night during a fireworks display at the Leechburg Fireman’s Carnival.
Diebold operates a business called Aura Fireworks in Leechburg. Investigators say the chief was lighting the mortars when one went off, striking him.
The chief was flown to a nearby hospital and at last report was in stable condition.