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State College Police Officer Injured During Struggle With Suspect

by on October 14, 2013 9:40 AM

A State College police officer was taken to the hospital after being hurt in a confrontation with a suspect.

It happened at 10:15 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of South Atherton Street.

The officer was directing traffic following the Penn State football game when she saw the man urinating in public. The man was detained but then tried to escape. The officer grabbed the man's backpack and both of them fell to the ground.

The man began thrashing around and dragged the officer into the northbound lanes of South Atherton. The man broke free and ran away leaving his backpack behind.

The unnamed officer was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center by ambulance. She has injuries to her knees and elbow that will require treatment.

Investigators say the suspect has been positively identified and will be charged with assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and recklessly endangering. Those charges are expected to be filed later this week.



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