By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD body camera caught fire just moments after an officer removed it.

Police say it happened Tuesday after the officer noticed smoke coming from the device.

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All officers wearing the same model camera were asked to remove them.

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The NYPD is now looking into a potential battery issue involving the Axon AB2 model camera.

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About 2,000 out of 23,000 body cameras worn by the NYPD are that particular model.

CBSNewYork Team