NEW YORK – A New York City police officer has been shot and wounded in Brooklyn, but may have been saved from more serious harm by a bulletproof vest.
Details on the shooting were still emerging Thursday afternoon.
Police said officers were responding to a report of an emotionally disturbed person when a man opened fire.
Some shots hit the officer's vest; another hit his arm. Police said the officer was being treated at a hospital.
The gunman was believed to be holed up inside a house.
A video feed from a television news helicopter showed armed police officers with their guns drawn taking cover, first behind an ambulance and then behind an armored vehicle outside a home.
Police promised more details as they become available.