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A police officer and five bystanders have been killed, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said in a tweet as a result of Tuesday’s gunfire.
The #HCPO is confirming that one police officer has been fatally shot today in #JerseyCity. Two add'l officers & one civilian have also been struck by gunfire but they are stable. Avoid the entire area surrounding MLK Blvd & Bayview Ave. More info to follow.— ProsecutorSuarezHCPO (@HCPOProsecutor) December 10, 2019
Two additional officers and one civilian have also been hit by the gunfire, but are reported to be in stable condition.
Two suspects, a man and a woman dressed in black, have been "neutralized," according to news sources.
Jersey City Police are still responding to an active shooter situation in the southern section of the city on Martin Luther King Drive and Bidwell Avenue, approximately 2 miles from the Saint Peter’s campus.
One of the suspects has reportedly been firing from a bodega with a long gun, although it is unclear how many suspects are involved, or how the altercation initially began.
Schools in the surrounding area have been on lockdown due to the police activity, and will remain on lockdown until 4:15 p.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy his condolences on the situation, saying “Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Jersey City Police Department, especially with the officers shot during this standoff, and with the residents and schoolchildren currently under lockdown.”
President Donald Trump has also been briefed on the situation.
In an email sent to the school community, Campus Safety reported that there is no threat to the Saint Peter’s campus, although they advised to avoid traveling in that direction until the situation is under control.
Campus Safety also said that they will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds.
“Travel in this area is not permitted and those leaving the city will most likely be presented with traffic delays,” the email said.