- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey police officer accidentally shot himself when a dog apparently attacked him.

Anthony Ambrose, chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1sGXtKV) that the officer was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

But his name and further details on his condition were not disclosed.

Ambrose said the Clifton officer was on duty when he was apparently attacked by a dog in Bloomfield. The officer drew his service weapon, which somehow fired accidentally.

A Clifton police spokesman declined comment on the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com

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