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2 Milwaukee Officers Wounded After ‘Powerful Pyrotechnic’ Launched At Them

Milwaukee, WI – Two Milwaukee police officers were injured during 4th of July celebrations when they were hit by fireworks that were intentionally fired at them.

Milwaukee police said the incident occurred just before 12:30 a.m. on July 5 in the 1200-block of North Water Street near Juneau Street, WTMJ reported.

Police said that a suspect threw a “powerful pyrotechnic” at officers.

The device detonated closed to the officers and two were injured, according to WITI.

One of the wounded officers was a 45-year-old male and the other wounded officer was a 40-year-old male.

Both officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the attack, WITI reported.

The wounded officers were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Milwaukee police were investigating the incident as a battery on the officers, according to WDJT.

Police have asked that anyone with information about the incident contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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