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Officers hurt in bombing suspect’s takedown released from hospital

Two New Jersey police officers wounded in a shootout with the man suspected of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey have been released from the hospital.

Linden police say Officer Angel Padilla went home Monday night, several hours after he was shot in the torso. Authorities have said a bulletproof vest saved Padilla from a more serious injury.

Another Linden officer, Pete Hammer, was released Tuesday. Authorities say his head was grazed by bullet or shrapnel as the officers exchanged gunfire with suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami.