- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City police officer was struck in the head by a baseball bat when a suspect threw it at a patrol car.

Police say the officer wanted to question the man early Thursday about allegedly trying to use the bat to strike a car stopped at a red light. The man threw the bat at the patrol car. It smashed the windshield, then bounced off and hit the officer in the head.

The officer pursued the 19-year-old man and arrested him on charges including aggravated battery on law enforcement.

Police did not identify the officer or provide details on the severity of the officer’s injuries.

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