Milwaukee officers hit with fireworks on Water Street, 2 arrested

Two Milwaukee police officers were injured early Monday morning, July 5 after being hit with fireworks near Water and Juneau. It happened around 12:20 a.m.

Police say a suspect set and threw an unknown explosive device towards officers. The device detonated causing injuries. The device is believed to be a powerful pyrotechnic, according to a release.

A 45-year-old male officer and a 40-year-old male officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries. They were transported to the hospital for treatment. 

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Tuesday, police announced that two 19-year-old men were arrested in connection to the incident. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.