DC police officer assaulted while attempting to stop theft suspect
A Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson said the officer had a minor injury that did not require medical attention.
A police officer in Washington, D.C., was assaulted while trying to stop someone accused of theft.
The Metropolitan Police Department police officer was assaulted after approaching the person at 10:01 p.m. Wednesday after the suspect reportedly took items from a store without paying.
The incident occurred in the 800 block of 7th Street, Northwest in Washington, D.C.
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According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect fled after allegedly assaulting the officer.
The suspect is wanted for the alleged assault of a police officer and theft.
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A spokesperson for the police department told Fox News the officer had minor injuries as a result of the assault and did not require medical treatment.
The case is still under investigation.
The incident comes amid a wave of shoplifting incidents in major cities across the country. High-end retailers near San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago have had windows smashed and property stolen in recent days.
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The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone who can identify the suspect or who has knowledge of the incident to contact (202) 727-9099 or text the departments tip line at 50411.