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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