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Police: Arrest made after hammer attack on federal officer

July 11, 2020 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland say a person has been taken into custody after hitting a federal law enforcement officer in the head and shoulder with a hammer.

Police say federal officers responded from inside the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building on Friday evening to someone using a hammer to create a hole in the door.

Authorities didn’t release details about any injuries to the officer.

Police on Twitter posted a photo of what appeared to be a 16-inch sledgehammer.

Police also say they took into custody several people accused of pointing lasers into the eyes of federal officers.

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Authorities say that otherwise protests on Friday were generally peaceful.

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