Springfield officer hurt subduing suspect

Officer brought to hospital to be "checked out"

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield Police officer was rushed to the Baystate Medical Center Tuesday night after suffering unspecified minor injuries while helping other officers subdue a suspect.

Springfield Police Lt. David Martin told 22News that officers called for assistance to deal with what was described as “a man going crazy” at Jefferson Avenue and Dwight Streets at about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday.

“The subject was running, yelling and jumping in the street.  He was out of control, and probably on some type of drug” Said Lt. Martin. “He fought with the officers.”

Sgt Martin said the officer that came to help was brought to Baystate to be checked out for a shoulder injury.

The suspect was also brought to the hospital.  Lt Martin said he will be charged with assault and battery on a police officer.

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