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Police officer's leg broken during struggle with suspect

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Lieutenant had his leg broken while trying to take a suspect into custody Tuesday afternoon at the Texaco at Indiana and Ash in Spokane.

Officers were called to the gas station to take in a 31-year-old mental health patient who was acting up. Drug use was also suspected.

He wasn't cooperating with officers, and during the struggle, the lieutenant was injured.

The identity of the lieutenant has not yet been released, but we do know he's a veteran with the department and is being treated at a local hospital for his injuries.

The suspect has been charged with second degree assault and will be booked into the Spokane County Jail.
 


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