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1 officer shot during search for Iowa bank robbers

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa State Patrol says at least one officer has been shot during a chase following a bank robbery in Maynard in northeast Iowa.

Sgt. Scott Bright says a trooper was shot in the upper right arm Tuesday. The injury is not considered life-threatening.

The Maynard Saving Bank was robbed around noon on Tuesday. The suspects fled in a car.

Bright says the trooper was shot following a chase that ended near Frederika. He says the suspects jumped out of the car.

Authorities are searching the area, and a SWAT team has been called in. Nearby highways have been closed.

Dena Gray-Fisher, a spokeswoman for Iowa Department of Transportation, says a vehicle carrying commercial motor vehicle enforcement officers was shot during the pursuit but none of them were injured.

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