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​3 Maryland police officers injured after traffic stop

ABERDEEN, Md. -- Three Aberdeen police officers have been injured after an early morning traffic stop.

Aberdeen police say in a statement that two officers had pulled over a vehicle Monday, when one of the passengers exited the car and got into an altercation with the officers.

Police say another officer was heading to the scene to assist the officers when he was involved in an accident that partially disabled his vehicle. However, police say he was still able to respond and assist the officers.

The two officers involved the altercation with the passenger, identified as 34-year-old Brandon Watson, were treated and released from the hospital.

Police say the officer involved in the accident remains in the hospital in stable condition.

Watson was arrested. He faces several charges including first- and second-degree assault.

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