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Officer injured after punched by suspect in north St. Louis

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- An officer was injured after getting into an altercation with a suspect in north St. Louis Wednesday afternoon around 3.

This happened in the 5300 block of Vernon.

Authorities say officers were investigating suspicious occupants in a car.  When the officers approached, one suspect reportedly got out of the vehicle and ran with an officer in foot pursuit. 

When the officer caught the suspect, a struggle ensued. The suspect struck the officer multiple times in the face with his fist.  

The suspect and the two other occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. 

The officer was treated at the scene.

 

 

 

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