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Woman Stabs Officer In Leg At Scene Of Fire In Avondale, Police Say

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A woman stabbed a Chicago Police officer in the leg at the scene of a fire in the Avondale neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Around 4:45 p.m., the Police and Fire departments were called for a fire in a building in the 3100 block of North Spaulding Avenue, police said.

At the scene, a woman got into a quarrel with responding officers, and struck an officer in the lower right calf with a sharp object, police said.

The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said officers used a Taser on the 38-year-old woman.

The woman was taken into custody and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and charges were pending late Wednesday afternoon, police said. No one else was injured.

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