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Edmonton officer cut in leg with hatchet during struggle, man in custody

06/22/2015 03:29 EDT | Updated 06/22/2016 05:59 EDT
EDMONTON - Edmonton police say a man has been arrested after an officer was attacked with a hatchet.

Police say the officer was at a makeshift camp looking for a suspect who had been breaking into vehicles downtown.

When he opened one tent, he found a man with a hatchet holstered to his leg.

Police say there was a struggle and the officer was cut in the thigh and the man was cut in the hand.

Both were treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

Police say the man is in custody and will likely face charges.

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