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2 police officers shot in Nevada city. SWAT team surrounds home where suspect reportedly holed up

Police have surrounded a residential home in Sparks, Nevada, where they say a suspect in an officer-involved shooting was barricaded inside shortly after two law enforcement officers were shot and hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

SPARKS, Nev. — Police surrounded a home in a residential neighborhood in Sparks on Friday, where they said a suspect in an officer-involved shooting was barricaded inside shortly after two law enforcement officers were shot and hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

It was not immediately clear if any other people or police officers were injured in the incident, which began shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday. Police closed nearby streets, evacuated some homes and told other residents to take shelter in a four-square-block suburb a few miles east of Reno.

“I can confirm that there has been an officer-involved shooting and that officers have been shot,” Sparks Police Lt. Chris Rowe told reporters during an initial briefing at the scene.

“The suspect is still not suspected, but I can confirm he has been arrested,” Rowe said. He did not provide information about the severity of the officers’ injuries or other details.

It was not known if the officers who were shot were from Sparks or neighboring jurisdictions.

A Sparks Police Department SWAT team, Reno officers and Washoe County sheriff’s deputies responded to the area where the shooting was reported near Rock Boulevard and Greenbrae, about 1 mile north of Interstate 80.

Local TV stations reported that the two officers were taken to the renowned Regional Medical Center in Reno.