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Palmer Officer Hospitalized after Falling Through Floor During Call

ambulance lights_7PALMER, Mass. (WGGB) — A Palmer police officer is in the hospital this evening after he fell through an attic floor with a suspect he was struggling with on a domestic call that he had responded to.

Police received a call for a domestic disturbance at 7:11 p.m. tonight at a home located at 1287 Calkins Road in Palmer.

When officers arrived they could not find the suspect at first and began a search of the area. A K-9 unit from the Ludlow Police Department was called in to help.

A short time later, two officers located the suspect hiding in the attic of the two story ranch home. That’s when a struggle ensued between all three. At one point one of the officers and the suspect ended up falling through the attic floor all the way to the first floor of the home.

Palmer Police Chief, Robert Frydryk told ABC40 News, “The officer injured is at Baystate Medical Center with a back injury and a separated shoulder.”

While Chief Frydryk says they do expect him to recover, he may be out of work for a little while because of the injuries he sustained. At this time police are not releasing his name.

The unidentified suspect who was also injured in the fall was taken to Wing Memorial Hospital where he remains under watched guard by police.

Charges that are expected to be brought against him include resisting arrest and three counts of domestic assault and battery according to Chief Frydryk.

No word on what the actual domestic disturbance was about though.

Monson and State Police also helped assist Palmer in this call. The incident remains under investigation.

 

 

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