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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An officer was hospitalized on Thursday at about 1:30 a.m. after a reported suspicious person attacked him in the area of 7th Street and Orville.

KCK police tell FOX 4 the officer was checking on the person, who was possibly under the influence of narcotics, when they threw their shirt at the officer. Police say the person then attacked the officer, but was taken into custody a short time later, and both were hospitalized. The officer has since been released.

FOX 4 will update this story with more details if the alleged attacker is charged.