Officer shot at restaurant in Arkansas flown to hospital

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LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — A police officer in Arkansas who confronted a suspect was shot and airlifted to a hospital.

A Lonoke officer was shot at a fast food restaurant, the city said in a statement on its Facebook page. He was said to be “stable and alert.” The extent of the officer’s injuries wasn’t immediately released.

Lt. Governor Tim Griffin and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge offered thoughts and prayers for the officer in statements on Twitter.

It is unclear what led up to the shooting. No arrests have been announced. Arkansas State Police is the lead agency on the investigation.

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