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Officer-involved shooting in Bennington Police Dept.

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BENNINGTON, Vt. - Police say there has been an officer involved shooting inside the Bennington Police Department. It happened at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities are releasing very few details, but say the Bennington police chief has called in the Vermont State Police to investigate after an officer allegedly shot a man in the lobby of the police station. No word yet on what prompted the shooting.

The injured man was taken to an Albany, N.Y., hospital by helicopter for the gunshot wounds. Police would not comment on the severity of his injuries. The officer was not hurt during the altercation.

The Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team was called to the scene to investigate. The Bennington County State's Attorney will also be working closely with detectives. The names of the individuals involved have not been released.
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