A New Jersey State Police recruit is in critical condition after losing consciousness during a training Wednesday.
NJ.com reports that the 27-year-old recruit was boxing with a classmate at the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt Borough when the incident took place.
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Staff at the Police Academy intervened, stopping the exercise and delivering first aid to the recruit. After calling for emergency medical service, he was brought to a local area hospital.
The training method is typically conducted in defensive tactics and designed to simulate a fight or struggle with a suspect.
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Safety precautions typically include gloves and head gear.
The identity of the recruit has not been given and he is currently in critical condition, according to the state police.
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Police state that the boxing activities have been temporarily suspended until the incident has been reviewed.