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Officer shot in vehicle at police station in Missouri

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A Missouri police officer was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the town of Arnold, an incident that coincides with reports of a vehicle colliding with the Arnold Police Department headquarters.

Officials have confirmed the officer was struck in the neck or head area but is still alive.

A suspect arrested for burglary was being taken to APD when the officer was shot, according to FOX 2. The vehicle that the suspect and officer were in then crashed into a propane tank in the rear of the police department.

Images from the FOX2 helicopter show a police vehicle crashed into the APD building, taking place in the part of the building where prisoners are processed.

Schools were on lockdown for a short period of time, though the lockdown was eventually lifted after reports of a suspect in custody. Over fifteen police vehicles and two ambulances were spotted at a nearby hospital where casualties were reportedly unloaded.

Saint Louis County officers are also assisting in the investigation, though it is unknown if the crash and shooting are related.


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