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10 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM UTC

US: Active shooter situation reported in Jersey City (New Jersey state) December 10

Active shooter situation reported in Jersey City (New Jersey state) December 10, with one police officer shot and wounded by two suspects; at least one suspect remains holed up in bodega on Martin Luther King Drive, which is closed in both directions

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Event

Police are responding to an active shooter situation reported in Jersey City (New Jersey state) on Tuesday, December 10. Two suspects reportedly shot and wounded a police officer at Bay View Cemetery and then fled the scene; at least one suspect remains holed up in a bodega on Martin Luther King Drive and is firing at police as of 14:00 (local time), who have assumed defensive positions in the area.

Martin Luther King Drive has been closed in both directions as police continue to respond to the ongoing incident. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Jersey City are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.