There have been reports of a shooting in the area of Main Street and Mountainview Road.
Police responded to the scene just after 10:30 p.m. Several police departments from around the area also responded to the scene and set up command posts sealing off the area.
Lifestar medical helicopter was also called out to respond to a report of a person shot.
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UPDATE: WVIT Channel 30, the local NBC affiliate, has more:
Newington police and officers from surrounding areas were at the scene of an officer-involved shooting Thursday night.
An officer was wounded on Mountain View Drive in Newington near Main Street.
The extent of the officer’s injuries was not immediately clear.
A townwide alert was issued, and state police brought in the Trooper One helicopter to assist in the investigation.
Via IM, my dad says, “the helicopter has either left, or landed.” He says Channel 3 also confirms, on the air, that an officer was wounded, according to Newington Mayor Tom McBride.
“15 minutes ago I heard either Firecrackers, or gunfire, from that general direction,” he adds. “[H]eard 6-7 bangs.”