Springfield police officer hurt during foot chase with suspect


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield police officer was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning following a foot chase with a suspect who was believed to be carrying a firearm.

According to Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh, a security guard in the 1800 block of Main Street alerted police after seeing the suspect with a weapon. An officer became involved in a foot chase with the suspect and received what Walsh called a “non-contact” injury during the chase.

Walsh said the suspect was taken into custody and officers recovered what turned out to be a BB gun.

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Walsh told 22News the officer is expected to be okay.

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