18:34 GMT25 January 2021
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    The US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reported that ATF agents are responding to an active shooting situation in Jersey City, New Jersey. At least one officer died, three more people were wounded in the incident.

    One police officer was killed and two injured in an active shooter situation in Jersey City Tuesday, the Hudson County prosecutor said. Earlier, the police said that a New Jersey police officer had been injured by two suspects who were firing from a local Jewish owned bodega at Wilkinson Avenue and Martin Luther King Dr in Jersey City. 

    Police sources reported of several officers injured in the fire exchange. One of the policemen died, Fox5NY reported.

    An emergency service unit team has been dispatched to the scene as well as an armoured car, reports say. A heavy police presence has also been reported at the site. Local schools are said to have been put on lockdown as police investigate the incident.

    The New York Police Department also sent emergency services personnel to the scene.

    Videos posted on Twitter show armed police officers at the scene. 

    One of the suspects might have been shot, witnesses and reporters also posted on Twitter.

    The FBI office in Newark also said via Twitter that its agents were on the scene in Jersey City.

    The Bayonne city Office of Emergency Management warned people to avoid the city's Greenville area.

    In Washington, White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said in a statement that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation and continues to monitor the shooting.

    The Bayonne City Board of Education said all students are in a shelter-in-place, although normal dismissal at the end of the day was still expected.

    The suspects are reportedly a man and a woman. Their motives remain unclear, but the police at the scene said the incident does not appear to be terrorism.

    The report comes days after a shooting at a Pensacola naval airbase in Florida that left three people dead and seven more injured.


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