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Chicago Police Officer Injured In Struggle During Traffic Stop In Avalon Park

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Chicago police officer was injured Monday afternoon when a traffic stop turned violent in Avalon Park, as the passenger of a vehicle began struggling with officers.

Police said officers conducted a traffic stop near 79th and Blackstone around 1:45 p.m., when a male passenger began fighting with them.

The driver of the vehicle drove off during the struggle, but both she and the passenger were arrested a short time later.

One office suffered a cut to his hand during the struggle and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene, and charges were pending Monday afternoon.

No further information was immediately available.

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