Officer, police K-9 wounded in NJ standoff

January 26, 2011 2:52:04 PM PST
A police officer and a police dog have been wounded in a standoff in southern New Jersey.

Salem County Prosecutor John Lenahan told the Today's Sunbeam newspaper of Salem that the officer was grazed and the dog was hit in the chest by a bullet. The animal was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary hospital in Philadelphia.

The prosecutor said a man in a duplex in the city of Salem, about 25 miles south of Philadelphia, remained in a standoff with police after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The incident started about two hours earlier when two police officers and a county detective went to the home on a domestic violence call.

Lenahan said it was believed that a woman and children were in the home with the suspect, whose name has not been released.