Police respond to active shooter situation in Salem, NJ


Police responded to an active shooter situation in Salem, New Jersey Wednesday afternoon.

The state attorney general said the incident now involves a standoff between police and a fugitive they were in the process of arresting.

According to Attorney General Gurbir Singh Grewal, there are reports of shots fired, but there are no reported injuries.

State Police are on the way with negotiators, Grewal said.

A post on the Salem County government Facebook page asked the public to avoid the area of the county offices.

There were about 10 or 12 people coming out of the courthouse under a police escort. They were in a single line and holding hands.

“We heard shooting. And we just saw a bunch of cops,” said witness William Lindsey.

“I heard five shots,” said witness Nicholas Kelly. “And we just came out there. We’re looking out of the window and all the cops are staying right there and everything.”

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