Tuesday, two police officers were reportedly shot in Newark, New Jersey, by a suspect armed with a long gun.
One officer was shot in the neck, the other in the leg, law enforcement sources said. They were transported to University Hospital, and their conditions are not yet known.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted, “I am aware of and closely monitoring an unfolding situation in Newark. I am in touch with local authorities and the State is providing resources as requested. We will continue to support local law enforcement and ensure that all residents are safe.”
New Jersey State Police, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, SWAT officers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the U.S. Marshals Service all responded to the scene.