A Lansford police officer has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation by Pennsylvania State Police, Lansford Mayor Ron Hood said early Friday.

The identity of the officer has not been released, nor were details of the investigation.

Hood said the matter originated in Summit Hill, and was turned over to state police in order to avoid a conflict of interest.

Lansford council President Rosemary Cannon and other officials declined to comment, referring the TIMES NEWS to Hood.