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North Platte officer hospitalized after fight with suspect

October 11, 2018

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A North Platte police officer has been hospitalized following a fight with a suspect, who has been charged with attempted murder in the case.

Radio station KRVN reports that 27-year-old Walterio Seabrooks is being held on $1 million bail in Lincoln County. He’s charged with attempted second-degree murder and resisting arrest.

Police say 23-year-old Officer Alexander Parker encountered Seabrooks shortly after 12 a.m. Thursday while responding to a report of a home break-in. Police say a fight ensued when Parker tried to detain Seabrooks, and that Seabrooks tried several times to take Parker’s gun from its holster.

After Seabrooks was subdued, Parker was taken to a North Platte hospital, where he remained Thursday afternoon. Police have not detailed the extent of the officer’s injuries, but say they are not life-threatening.

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Information from: KRVN-AM, http://www.krvn.com

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