Officials: Jersey attackers are suspects in earlier killing

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UPDATE: 12/11/2019 1:56 p.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said at a news conference with other officials Wednesday that the two Jersey City attackers are prime suspects in the death of a man whose body had been found in a car trunk nearby over the weekend.

Grewal said Wednesday that the Jersey City attackers are 47-year-old David N. Anderson and 50-year-old Francine Graham. Both were found dead at the scene of the attack at a kosher market Tuesday in Jersey City, along with three civilian victims.

Authorities say Detective Joseph Seals was earlier killed near a cemetery about a mile away.


UPDATE: 12/10/2019 4:27 p.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – Police Chief Michael Kelly says six people have been killed, including an officer, in a shooting that sprawled across Jersey City.

The furious gunbattle filled the streets of the New Jersey waterfront city Tuesday with the sound of heavy gunfire.

Officials say they believe the bloodshed was not an act of terrorism, but it is still under investigation. Kelly says an officer, two potential suspects and three potential bystanders have been killed.


UPDATE: 12/10/2019 2:53 p.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say that multiple people are dead after a shooting in Jersey City. They did not provide details.

They said at a news conference Tuesday that there was no indication terrorism was behind the standoff marked by heavy gunfire. P

rosecutors say one police officer has been killed. Two more officers and a civilian were wounded. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez says on Twitter that the three people wounded were in stable condition.

A nearby Catholic school is on lockdown, but the archdiocese says all staff and students at the Sacred Heart School were safe. SWAT teams, state police and federal agents responded to the scene.


UPDATE: 12/10/2019 2:33 p.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – Prosecutors say that one police officer has been killed and two more and a civilian wounded in a standoff in Jersey City.

A nearby Catholic school is on lockdown, but the archdiocese says all staff and students at the Sacred Heart School were safe.

SWAT teams, state police and federal agents responded to the scene, and police blocked off the area Tuesday. Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals over the course of at least an hour but have subsided. 

The area has convenience stores, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist. FBI spokeswoman Patty Hartman confirms that more than one officer has been shot. 


UPDATE: 12/10/2019 1:56 p.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say police officers have been shot in the Jersey City standoff. A nearby school is on lockdown.

SWAT teams and federal agents have responded to the scene Tuesday, and police have blocked off a major thoroughfare. Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals but subsided around 2 p.m.

Video shows a line of police officers armed with weapons pointed in several directions walking down the sidewalk. The area has a Catholic school, convenience stores, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist.

FBI spokeswoman Patty Hartman confirms that more than one officer has been shot.


UPDATE: 12/10/2019 1:31 p.m.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s governor says police officers have been shot in the Jersey City standoff. Sporadic, heavy gunfire has been reported.

SWAT teams and federal agents have responded to the scene Tuesday, and police have blocked off a major thoroughfare. Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals but subsided around 2 p.m.

Video shows a line of police officers armed with weapons pointed in several directions walking down the sidewalk. The area has a Catholic school, convenience stories, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist.

Phones rang unanswered at several businesses. The Catholic parish, Sacred Heart, has closed, and no one answered at its associated school.


JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – Gunfire has been reported in a Jersey City neighborhood. It was not yet clear if anyone was injured.

SWAT teams and federal agents have responded to the scene Tuesday, and police have blocked off a major thoroughfare. Loud volleys of gunfire could be heard at regular intervals but subsided around 2 p.m.

Video shows a line of police officers armed with weapons pointed in several directions walking down the sidewalk. The area has a Catholic school, a few convenience stories, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist.

Phones rang unanswered at several businesses. The Catholic parish, Sacred Heart, has closed, and no one answered at its associated school.

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