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Cop Accidentally Shoots Himself When Dog Attacks

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    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.