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FBI: Manhunt underway for suspect in shooting at federal judge’s N.J. home


July 20 (UPI) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation said law enforcement agents are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting at the New Jersey home of federal Judge Esther Salas.

The FBI announced the shooting in North Brunswick Township in Middlesex County on Twitter late Sunday, stating agents were searching for a suspect who fled the scene.

“We’re looking for one suspect,” the FBI said, asking anyone with information to contact its Newark office.

Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson told CNN that Salas’ 20-year-old son, Daniel Anderl, was fatally shot in the incident and her husband, Mark Anderl, a criminal defense attorney, was injured.

Salas was unharmed, Wolfson said.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said via Twitter the Salas family “are in our thoughts at this time as they cope with this senseless act.”

Sen. Bob Mendez, D-N.J., also offered his condolences.

“I know Judge Salas and her husband well, and was proud to recommend her to President [Barack] Obama for nomination to New Jersey’s federal bench. My prayers are with Judge Salas and her family, and that those responsible for this horrendous act are swiftly apprehended and brought to justice,” he said in a statement.

Salas, 51, was the first Hispanic woman to serve as a federal judge in New Jersy and she was appointed to the position by Obama in 2010.

This story is developing.


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