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Los Angeles police officer struck by crossbow arrow

June 8, 2020 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer was struck by a crossbow arrow Sunday night during an altercation with a man in North Hollywood, authorities said.

At least one officer then fired his or her gun, Officer Jeff Lee said Monday. No one was struck.

The officers used a “chemical agent” — Lee did not know if it was pepper spray or tear gas — to arrest the man, whose identity was not immediately released.

The LAPD’s SWAT team was evacuating an apartment building in North Hollywood on a report of a barricaded suspect around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Lee said. The man also exited the building and fired the crossbow.

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Lee said the officer was treated and released from a hospital.