Tacoma officer injured in collision while responding to call, police say

Tacoma officer injured in collision while responding to call, police say

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma police said an officer was injured in a collision Friday night.

The officer was hit by a car while responding to one of their priority calls, Tacoma police spokeswoman Officer Loretta Cool said. Cool believes the officer was headed to a robbery that happened about 8:31 p.m. at East 56th Street and Portland Avenue East.

The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital out of precaution, officials said.

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Police said the two robbery suspects are described as white men who were wearing blue scarves. One man was reportedly armed with a handgun and was said to be 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

No description was provided for the second suspect.

Police are investigating the crash and the robbery.

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