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Tacoma officer punctured hand on needle during pat down

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 6, 2012 at 6:00 am |
August 6, 2012 9:59 am

A Tacoma police officer was taken to a hospital early Friday morning after puncturing his hand on a needle during a pat down.

The officer was searching a panhandler for weapons in the 800 block of Pacific Avenue when he stuck his left hand on an uncapped needle in the panhandler’s pocket about 12:30 a.m.

As a safety precaution, the officer was taken to Allenmore Hospital.

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