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Officer Shot at Polling Location in Prince George's County

Officers responded to alarm



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    A police officer was shot early Tuesday morning at an elementary school that is being used as a polling location in Prince George's County.

    Two officers responded to a burglar alarm at Oaklands Elementary School in Laurel at about 2:30 a.m. The officers said they found a broken window and an intruder.  When the officer confronted the intruder, police said the man opened fire. A bullet grazed the officer's head, but the injury is not considered life-threatening.

    Election judges arrived at the school at about 5 a.m. to set up for the day's voting, but were not allowed inside the school until after 6 a.m.  Polls open at 7 a.m. in Maryland.

    Election workers managed to get the site opened at about 7:10 a.m. Many voters had arrived to the polling site as much as two hours early. Hundreds of voters were waiting in line when the doors opened.

    The shooter remains at large.