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(FREMONT, Calif.) — Police say they’ve made contact and have barricaded a suspect — who opened fire on police and fled Wednesday afternoon — in a home in Northern California overnight.

After a several hour manhunt and hours of negotiations, officers deployed gas into the house in an attempt to get the suspect to come out, according to an official with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.

Two hours in to the negotiations process and officers still actively working towards a resolution.

— Fremont Police Dept (@FremontPD) June 2, 2016

Update: we have confirmed suspect contact inside a home. This is now an armed barricaded suspect. We have containment and are negotiating.

— ACSO (@ACSOSheriffs) June 2, 2016

SWAT Team now searching Union & Lee Sts. In Fremont for armed suspect. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/mgR8tT0rh3

— Cbarnard (@CornellBarnard) June 2, 2016

Two cops were wounded in an officer-involved shooting in California’s Bay Area, according to the Fremont Police Department.

The incident began during a traffic stop around 1:33 p.m., police said. During the stop, the suspect backed into the officer with a car, and shots were fired.

One officer was then rushed to a trauma center, and the suspect fled on foot. Shots were then fired at a second location, resulting in the second officer being injured and taken to a trauma center.

Officials say one officer is in stable condition while the other is still in critical condition.

Both officers are out of surgery. One in stable condition and the other in critical condition. Please keep them in your thoughts.

— Fremont Police Dept (@FremontPD) June 2, 2016

Police had said earlier that more suspects could possibly be on the loose, describing the main suspect as a Hispanic adult male, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing shorts and a San Francisco Giants shirt.

Police are unable to confirm if the suspect was injured in the encounter.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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