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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Officer injured early Sunday in Lawrence

Posted: September 8, 2013 - 2:27am
Updated: September 8, 2013 - 2:43am

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A Lawrence Police Officer suffered a head injury after falling during a foot chase early Sunday.

Just after 1:45 a.m., officers reported a subject running from them near 11th and Indiana Streets. The subject was said to be running west, towards Memorial Stadium. A call for emergency assistance was then sent out to the same area after the officer fell.

Other officers quickly apprehended the the suspect, near 11th and Mississippi Streets, and requested medics to the same intersection for the officer.

Medics reported the officer's injury to be serious but not immediately life threatening. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The officer is said to be 27-years old.

It is unclear what caused the officer to fall.

No other details were immediately available.

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