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Newark officer shot breaking up robbery attempt

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark police officer is hospitalized after he was shot and wounded while apprehending a suspect in an armed robbery.

Newark Police Vehicle
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Mayor Ras Baraka says the officer was shot in the leg during a struggle with the suspect Wednesday afternoon. Baraka says the officer’s wounds are not life-threatening.

The suspect was in custody Wednesday.

Neither the police officer nor the suspect has been identified.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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