Injured NJ policeman Keansburg, one dead after hostage-taking

KEANSBURG – A hostage-taking ended with a person shot dead by police, according to multiple reports.

ABC 7 Eyewitness News reported that Keansburg Police responded to the Keansburg Pharmacy in Keansburg Plaza on Main Street around 3:30 p.m.

Mayor George Hoff told New Jersey 101.5 that an officer was injured and another person died. He referred further questions about the incident to the Monmouth County Attorney’s Office, which said the state attorney general’s office would release further information.

The shootings involving police in New Jersey are under investigation by the attorney general’s office, which Thursday afternoon did not immediately respond to New Jersey’s request for information 101.5.

The injured officer was taken to Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, according to Hoff.

The New Jersey State Mayor and PBA have expressed sympathy for the officers involved.

“The dangers of our job are constant,” the PBA said in a tweet.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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