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BREAKING: Pennsylvania Police Chief Shot, Standoff In Progress

Yardley, PA – A police chief was shot multiple times during a standoff in Pennsylvania on Monday morning.

Yardley Borough Police Department officials said the incident occurred on Aug. 18 in Yardley Commons near South Main Street, WPVI reported.

The Bucks County Courier Times reported that Yardley Borough Police Chief Joseph Kelly was assisting parole officers with a visit to a resident of Yardley Commons when gunfire erupted.

Chief Kelly was shot in the ear and in the hand.

The police department said has issued a shelter-in-place order for residents in the area.

Residents of Yardley Commons have been told to avoid the area, WPVI reported.

Police said the incident is ongoing.

The wounded police chief was transported to St. Mary Medical Center for treatment.

Chief Kelly was listed in “stable” condition at the hospital, according to WPVI.

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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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