A police officer in eastern Pennsylvania was hospitalized following an assault Wednesday night.
Police in Schuylkill County said West Penn Township officer Melissa Ruch saw a vehicle on the side of the road Wednesday night and stopped to check it out. They said she started to approach the vehicle when a man came around the car, picked her up and threw her down an embankment.
By the time other officers arrived on the scene, the man was gone.
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Ruch was flown to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
State police picked up the investigation into the attack.