Authorities say a northern New Jersey police officer accidentally shot himself when a dog apparently attacked him.
Anthony Ambrose, chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, tells NJ.com that the officer was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
But his name and further details on his condition were not disclosed.
Ambrose said the Clifton officer was on duty when he was apparently attacked by a dog in Bloomfield. The officer drew his service weapon, which somehow fired accidentally.
A Clifton police spokesman declined comment on the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.