Officer Attacked During Chase in South Chicago

The officer was released from the hospital hours after being struck in the head

By Lauren Petty
|  Friday, Jul 13, 2012  |  Updated 7:01 AM CDT
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Officer Attacked During Chase

A Chicago Police officer was released from the hospital Friday morning, hours after he was struck with a "blunt object" during a pursuit.

Police News Affairs said the officer was pursuing a suspect around 1 a.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood near East 80th Street and South Manistee Avenue when the attack happened.

He was with his partner on patrol when they noticed two men near a garage, one of whom appeared to have a gun, police said. The officer tried to stop the man, who took off running.

The second suspect confronted the officer, police said, and struck him on the head, neck and shoulder with an object, possibly a steel pipe or pole.

Police swarmed the area after the attack, looking in yards and on porches for the two suspects. The officer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

No arrests have been made in the incident.

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