- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

HATBORO, Pa. (AP) - Police say a suburban Philadelphia borough councilman happened upon a man running from the scene of a bank robbery and shot him twice after a brief pursuit.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday (https://bit.ly/1UG9i0h ) that authorities are looking into whether the Wednesday morning shooting by Hatboro Councilman George Forgeng was heroism or vigilantism.

The paper says Forgeng told police he was driving when he noticed a cloud of colored dye and figured the man had just robbed a nearby bank branch.

The paper says the alleged robber was hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his hand and arm.

Forgeng is a 60-year-old teacher in Levittown and has been on the Hatboro council for about two months.

Police say Forgeng has been cooperating with the investigation and that the robbery suspect has confessed.

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