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Tacoma police officer nearly run over while breaking up fight

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
November 30, 2010 9:45 pm

A Tacoma police officer was nearly ran over tonight while trying to break up a large brawl near South Yakima Avenue and South 46th Street.

The fight erupted just before 9:30 p.m. and officers responded to keep the peace.

When one of the men involved in the fight tried to leave in a vehicle, police say an officer ordered the man to put the car in park and get out.

The man instead tried to drive off as the officer was reaching inside to put the car in park and get the suspect out of the vehicle.

It is unknown how many people were involved in the brawl or what started it.

The officer was not seriously injured.

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