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Officer Injured During Belltown Narcotics Arrest

An SPD officer was injured in Belltown on Thursday while trying to arrest a suspect in a narcotics investigation.

At 12:45 AM, officers were conducting a narcotics operation in response to community complaints, when they saw a 34-year-old man selling drugs at 2nd Avenue and Bell Street.

As officers moved in to arrest the man, he ran from police.

Police caught the man, arrested him, and recovered 6 grams of suspected fentanyl, 2 grams of crack cocaine, and over $2,000 cash. One officer sustained a head injury during the arrest.

Officers plan to book the suspect into the King County Jail.

The officer is in stable condition and is receiving treatment.