New Jersey Senator: Incidents 'Clearly an Act of Terrorism'

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez called the incidents "clearly an act of terrorism."
1:48 | 09/19/16

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And ultimately the the depth and scope. Of why these actors acts it's in such a way that created. In my view clearly an act of terrorism whether it's domestic whether it's inspired whether it's coordinated but at the end of that we had planned to bomb. Anywhere it's an act of terrorism so I want a salute all of the local officials including here in Elizabeth as well as the federal partners. We're moving so quickly this is perfectly an example of why we need. Fire and safety in public safety assistance to communities like Elizabeth. And why those September 11 recommendations for intelligence sharing which used to be voided by the individual agency instead of shared. Make such a difference in our collective secured. At around 10:45 this morning. To live at police officers confronted. For a Hong me. In lady day and on east Elizabeth street. They countered hand. Outside a local bar. And there was an exchange of gunfire. And he was then he's taking to cast today. To the officers. There are an exchange would hand me. Ultimately. Are not critical and terms of injuries heated exchange gunfire one officer was struck. If that name but into his bulletproof vest the other. Had some class. That strikes forehead but not into his skull so we're really grateful that Helena police officers who. Confronted. Were hung me. Are not in critical condition at all. My understanding is that the suspect. Is currently undergoing surgery. But I personally I don't have any further details on his condition thank you very much.

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