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.

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

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