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An ‘active shooting situation’ is under way in Jersey City, NJ, sheriff’s office says

Dec 10, 2019, 12:28 PM
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(CNN) — Law enforcement agencies are responding to an “active shooting situation” in Jersey City, New Jersey, according to Jean Jadezaia, a spokeswoman for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.

The ATF office in Newark tweeted Tuesday that agents responded to “reports of an active shooter.”

The New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit is also responding to the situation in Jersey City, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the incident.

No one is in custody in connection with the shooting, according to a law enforcement official.

CNN affiliates reported that the shooting occurred in the area of Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Several roads were closed and schools were on lock down.

Jersey City schools are on lockdown “due to police activity” and “all students and staff are safe,” according to a Facebook post on the school district page.

All schools in nearby Bayonne, New Jersey, are “in a shelter-in-place as a precaution due to police activity and investigation in Jersey City,” according to a tweet from the Bayonne Board of Education.

The New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association tweeted: “We need a lot of prayers right now for Jersey City officers. Keep all those involved in your thoughts.”

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An ‘active shooting situation’ is under way in Jersey City, NJ, sheriff’s office says