Officers shot in New Jersey standoff; school on lockdown

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Authorities say police officers have been shot in the Jersey City standoff.

A nearby school is on lockdown. SWAT teams and federal agents have responded to the scene Tuesday, and police have blocked off a major thoroughfare.

Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals but subsided around 2 p.m. Video shows a line of police officers armed with weapons pointed in several directions walking down the sidewalk. The area has a Catholic school, convenience stores, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist.

FBI spokeswoman Patty Hartman confirms that more than one officer has been shot.

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