KEANSBURG — A hostage situation ended with a person getting shot dead by police, according to multiple reports.

ABC 7 Eyewitness News reported Keansburg police responded to the Keansburg Pharmacy at 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 was dead. He referred additional questions about the incident to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, which said that the state Attorney General’s Office would release further information.

Police-involved shootings in New Jersey are investigated by the Attorney General's Office, which on Thursday afternoon did not immediately respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.

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

The mayor along with the New Jersey State PBA  expressed sympathy for the officers involved.

"The dangers of our work are constant," the PBA said in a tweet.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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