Chicago police officer injured in large fight in Northalsted

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Monday, June 20, 2022
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A Chicago police officer was injured in a large fight on Halsted in Lakeview early Monday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago police officer was injured early Monday morning during a large fight in the city's Northalsted neighborhood.

CPD responded to the fight about 2:45 a.m. in the 3200-block of North Halsted Street, near Belmont Avenue.

The male officer injured his back while trying to place a suspect into custody, Chicago police said.

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He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition, and the suspect was taken into custody.

No other injuries were reported, CPD said.

Chicago's Pride Fest returned to the North Halsted corridor this weekend, bringing large crowds and heightened security after a foiled attempt by white nationalists to disrupt a pride event in northern Idaho.