DEVELOPING –Police in Louisiana say that more than one officer has been shot in Baton Rouge, The Associated Press reported.
The shooting happened early Sunday, less than 1 mile from police headquarters.
Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola did not know the extent of the injuries or the precise number of officers injured.
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He said that authorities believe the “scene is contained,” meaning that a shooter was unlikely on the loose.
Fox8 Live reported that police were responding to a report of officers shot.
Multiple agencies are responding to the scene, the station reported.
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reported the area was closed to traffic.
The city has seen protests since the death of Alton Sterling , 37, was shot and killed July 5 as he wrestled with two white police officers outside the convenience store in a Baton Rouge, La., suburb where he sold music and movies on compact discs. Police say he was armed.