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BREAKING: Multiple Law Enforcement Officers Shot In Kentucky

Floyd County, KY – Multiple law enforcement officers from several different agencies were shot on Thursday evening when they tried to serve papers at a home in northeastern Kentucky.

Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt said sheriff’s deputies were trying to serve papers at a home on Railroad Street in Allen at about 5 p.m. on June 30 when the suspect opened fire on them, WCHS reported.

The suspect barricaded himself in the house, taking his wife and daughter hostage in the process, WLEX reported.

Sheriff Hunt said multiple law enforcement officers from different agencies were shot during the gunfight that ensued but he did not release any information about which agencies they belonged to.

Authorities have not released any information about how many heroes were wounded, nor have they released details of their medical conditions.

Kentucky State Police (KSP) and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) responded to the scene to assist local law enforcement, WSAZ reported.

“Reports out of Floyd County KY say multiple law enforcement officers have been shot and the scene is still active. Please pray for our brothers tonight as they will surely need them,” the Hodgenville Police Department posted to its official Facebook page.

Sheriff Hunt announced that the suspect had been taken into custody at about 10 p.m.

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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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