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story.lead_photo.caption Police officers work the scene where two St. Louis County officers were shot and a man barricaded himself inside a home on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in the St. Louis County town of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo. Officers are trying to negotiate his surrender.

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. — Two suburban St. Louis police officers who were shot in their torsos but saved by their bulletproof vests have been released from a hospital.

The 44-year-old male officer and the 25-year-old female officer were shot Thursday morning while trying to arrest a man in Bellefontaine Neighbors.

One officer returned fire as the man ran to a home about a block away. The suspect barricaded himself inside the home.

It's unclear whether the suspect was injured. Police have surrounded the home and are trying to convince the man to surrender. Police believe the man is armed.

The officers are with the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department. Authorities say both officers were taken to a hospital for bruising and evaluation of internal injuries. Both were released by midday.

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