Update: Officer reports he was shot; DA calls it a hoax

UPDATE: The Chalfont, PA, police officer who reported that he had been shot while conducting a traffic stop early Monday morning is now in custody and facing charges accusing him of a hoax. More info: NBC106ABC  • Fox29

A police K9 team responds after a Chalfont, PA, officer reported that he had been shot early Monday. Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek.

A GunCrisis follower came up with this scanner audio after a Chalfont, PA police officer reported that he had been shot during a traffic stop early Monday morning.

While informing his dispatcher of a traffic stop, Officer Jon Cousin can be heard suddenly yelling “Get back in the car!”

After the dispatcher sends backup units, Cousin can be heard calmly reporting “I’ve been hit in the chest. I think my vest stopped it.” A moment later he adds. “Get a medic here please.”

Cousin was treated at a local hospital and released. This audio was edited for brevity and volume.

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