Milwaukee cops injured in fireworks attack, police say

The two officers were on patrol when someone threw a "powerful pyrotechnic" at them, officials said


By Nelson Oliveira
New York Daily News

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Two Wisconsin police officers were hurt after being hit with fireworks early Monday morning, authorities said.

The two cops were on patrol in Milwaukee around 12:20 a.m. when someone set and threw an “unknown explosive device” toward them, according to police. The device detonated immediately, causing injuries to both officers, police said.

Investigators believe the device was a “powerful pyrotechnic,” the Milwaukee Police Department said in a statement.

The two male officers, ages 40 and 45, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No one has been arrested in the case. The person who threw the fireworks could face a charge of battery on a police officer, authorities said.

Officials asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the police department or Crime Stoppers.

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