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Cleveland police officer chases assault suspect while riding horse

A Cleveland police officer said he witnessed an assault and followed the suspect on horseback.

A Cleveland police officer said he witnessed an assault and followed the suspect on horseback.  (Cleveland Police)

An officer on Cleveland’s mounted unit said he saw a 17-year-old man strike another teen on the side of the head, dropping him to the ground Wednesday, so the officer decided to pursue the suspect the old-fashioned way: on horseback.

Fox8.com reported that two officers had to maneuver through a crowd but were able to track the suspect due to their high perch.  One of the officers dismounted and followed the suspect onto a train and arrested for the alleged felonious assault, the report said.

The alleged victim was taken to a nearby hospital for a head injury.