A police officer in Camden, N.J.,, suffered a gunshot wound Wednesday night, but managed to take the weapon away from his assailant, authorities said.

The Camden County police officer suffered a "significant wound" to one of his legs, but was expected to survive, the Courier-Post reported.

Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson told the newspaper that the officer "lost a lot of blood," but was aided by a tourniquet applied by other officers.

The injured officer joined the department a litle more than a year ago, but the chief would not identify the officer.

The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m., NJ.com reported.

The alleged assailant was taken into custody, and was being charged with attempted murder of a police officer and other crimes, the chief told the Courier-Post.