NYPD Officer Hospitalized After Plunge

Police say the 22-year-old officer dropped about 15 feet

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012  |  Updated 10:37 AM EDT
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NYPD Officer Hospitalized After Plunge

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A New York City police officer was hospitalized with a fractured skull after tumbling from a fire escape while chasing a crime suspect in Brooklyn.

Police say the 22-year-old officer dropped about 15 feet. He also broke his collarbone.

The Daily News and New York Post report that the incident happened just before 9 p.m. in Brooklyn's Brownsville section.

The officer was hospitalized at Kings County Hospital.

Police say an 18-year-old man was arrested by other officers on the scene.

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