Pennsylvania State Rep Marty Flynn defended himself and another lawmaker with a concealed handgun.
Pennsylvania State Rep Marty Flynn defended himself and another lawmaker with a concealed handgun.

Details are still very sketchy, but Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico has confirmed to an ABC News affiliate that two muggers targeting a pair of State Representatives in Harrisburg targeted the wrong guys.

ABC affiliate WHTM in Harrisburg says website capitolwire.com reports that State Representatives Ryan Bizzarro and Marty Flynn of Scranton were involved in an exchange of gunfire with suspected robbers.

The website states that the two representatives were approached by two muggers and a driver around 11 p.m. Tuesday in Harrisburg.

Sources report that one of the muggers fired shots at the two representatives, when representative Flynn returned fire.

Flynn, a former prison guard and MMA fighter, was armed.

No injuries were reported.

Unlike most lawmakers, Flynn has extensive first-hand experience with criminals thanks to his former career as a prison guard. He was smart enough to get a concealed carry permit, and carried a concealed weapon for self-defense.

Because of his decision to be prepared, Flynn was able to defend himself and fellow State Representative Ryan Bizzarro from two armed robbers.

While we’re always happier when the criminals are incapacitated and/or apprehended at the scene, the important thing is that Reps Flynn and Bizzarro are safe… and aren’t likely to ever consider voting for gun control.