A Kansas City police officer following up on a call about a possible prowler was assaulted Monday morning when he tried to stop a suspect.
The officer was not seriously injured, according to Police Chief Darryl Forte on Twitter.
The assault occurred about 6:30 a.m. near Wheeling and Smart avenues when the officer confronted the suspect. Police said the man assaulted the officer and then ran away.
Police found the man hiding in a storm cellar and arrested him, Forte said on Twitter.
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