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Officer injured in pursuit of assailant

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A Sandy police officer was injured when he fell while chasing a man who had grabbed a girl Friday.

The assailant, 23, apparently grabbed a 14-year-old during a football game at Alta High School about 9:45 p.m. Officers approached the man and he ran, Sandy Police Sgt. Robert Vance said.Officer Eddie Christensen stumbled and fell onto a parked car during the chase. Paramedics took him to Alta View Hospital with minor injuries.

Other officers caught the man about two blocks from the school and took him into custody, Vance said.