Philadelphia officer run over while trying to stop looting
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Philadelphia police reported Saturday night that an officer had been run over by an unidentified vehicle while attempting to stop looting in the city.

A tweet from the department's account stated that the bicycle officer, who was not named, suffered a broken arm and other minor injuries before being taken to the hospital.

"9th Dist. Bike Officer was attempting to stop individuals in a vehicle who were involved in looting a business in the area of 7th and Chestnut. The individual ran over the officer while escaping," police tweeted.

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Information on whether the individual was later apprehended was not immediately available. Philadelphia police confirmed to The Hill in an email that a suspect has yet to be detained related to the crime.

Other tweets sent by the department indicated that 13 officers were injured in protests Saturday evening, including four with injuries to extremities and seven with "chemical burns to face."

Protests choked city streets over the weekend as demonstrations erupted across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man, in police custody in Minneapolis.