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Colorado Springs officer injured after falling 30 feet at Red Rock Canyon

Daniel Forster Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Posted at 6:32 PM, Oct 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-27 20:32:12-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Police Department says an officer sustained injuries after trying to arrest a wanted individual in Red Rock Canyon Open Space on Friday.

According to the CSPD Blotter, the officer spoke to an individual before attempting to take them into custody. A struggle between the officer and the wanted individual ensued before both the officer and the wanted person lost their footing falling down about 30' into a part of the canyon.

The suspect ran away following the fall and due to an injury, the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to perform a high-angle rescue and help the injured officer get to safety. The officer was taken to a local hospital to get treatment for their injuries.

At of this time, there is no information about the suspect that the officer was looking for.
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