Salem County, NJ Police are responding to an active shooter incident in Salem, New Jersey.
The incident is happening in the area of 172 East Broadway after 12:15 PM
The state attorney general said the incident now involves a standoff between police and a fugitive they were in the process of arresting.
There are reports of shots fired, Attorney General Gurbir Singh Grewal said, but there are no reports of injuries.
State police are on the way with negotiators, Grewal said.
A post on the Facebook page for Salem County government asked the public to avoid the area of the county offices.
“Please do not come in this surrounding area as currently there is an active shooter incident taking place,” the post reads.
Some 10 to 12 people could be seen coming out of the courthouse under police escort. They were in a single line and holding hands. (ABC6)
WPIX- U/D 1:15PM Police are responding to reports of an active shooter in New Jersey Wednesday, officials said.
During a press conference with Gov. Phil Murphy, authorities confirmed they were responding to an active shooter investigation in Salem County.
According to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, there was a standoff between police and a fugitive they were trying to arrest in the vicinity of the 100 block of Broadway in Salem.