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BREAKING: Rhode Island Officer Shot, Suspect In Standoff With Police

A Woonsocket officer was shot early Monday morning, and the suspect is in a standoff with police in a parking lot.

Woonsocket, RI – Police are in a standoff with an armed man who shot a police officer early Monday morning.

Woonsocket officers initially responded to the area after receiving a call about the man, although the nature of the report was not immediately known, WJAR reported.

The suspect fled on foot when officers arrived, according to WPRI.

He began shooting at police during the foot pursuit that followed.

The officers returned fire, but when the gunman discharged his weapon again, one of the officers was hit, WJAR reported.

The officer was rushed to the Rhode Island Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, and has been listed in stable condition.

The suspect is currently barricaded in a parking lot near the intersection of East School Street, Clinton, and Elm, near the Woonsocket Housing Authority office, WJAR reported.

Officers with the Woonsocket Police Department and the Rhode Island State Police were trying to negotiate with him.

SWAT officers in full riot gear have also arrived at the scene.

Steve Klamkin on Twitter
“A SWAT team member arrives at a parking lot in #Woonsocket where a man holds police at bay after allegedly shooting a police officer…
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Steve Klamkin on Twitter
According to WJAR, a man with a drone snapped pictures from above the ongoing situation.

Lindsay Iadeluca on Twitter
“PHOTO FROM ABOVE THE SCENE! Suspect is between white and red cars to the right and police are to the circle in the left @NBC10”
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Lindsay Iadeluca on Twitter
In the image, the gunman could be seen between a red vehicle and a white vehicle.

A group of officers stood across the lot behind at least one vehicle and a tree, the image showed.

Gary Brode on Twitter
“#BREAKING Police are still looking for the suspect who shot an officer this morning in #Woonsocket. More details to come. @wbz”
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Gary Brode on Twitter
Matthew Gregoire on Twitter
“On scene Woonsocket #police”
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Matthew Gregoire on Twitter
Brian Amaral on Twitter
“Woonsocket police blocking off a pretty big area amid standoff with a suspect in a shooting that left an officer injured”
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Brian Amaral on Twitter
UPDATE:

The standoff in Woonsocket ended after a large blast was heard at the scene, according to WPRO. The suspect was transported to Landmark Medical Center.

NewsTalk 99.7 & AM 630 WPRO on Twitter
“A blast was heard and an hours-long standoff with a gunman who allegedly shot a Woonsocket police officer is over. Awaiting details.…
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NewsTalk 99.7 & AM 630 WPRO on Twitter
Matthew Gregoire on Twitter
“Just heard 2 loud bangs and it sounds like the suspect may now be in custody in Woonsocket”
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Matthew Gregoire on Twitter
Gary Brode on Twitter
“#Update scene is over in #Woonsocket. Working to find the condition of the suspect @wbz”
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Gary Brode on Twitter
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