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Paramedics carry a Chicago Police officer to an ambulance after he was injured in a fight outside a RIver North nightclub at LaSalle and Hubbard early Friday. The off-duty officer was not seriously hurt. | Network Video Productions

Off-duty Chicago Police officer hurt in fight outside River North club

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Charges are pending against two people who got into a fight with two off-duty Chicago Police officers early Friday outside a River North nightclub.

About 2 a.m., the two officers – ages 32 and 25 – and a woman who was with them were walking out of the nightclub near LaSalle and Hubbard when three strangers walked up and the two groups began fighting, according to Chicago Police. Both officers were off duty.

Police initially reported that one of the cops was seriously injured — and that the woman was in critical condition after the fight.

Patrons and employees of a River North nightclub look on as paramedics try to revive a woman who fainted after the two off-duty police officers she was with got into a fight outside the club early Friday. | Network Video Productions

Patrons and employees of a River North nightclub look on as paramedics try to revive a woman who fainted after the two off-duty police officers she was with got into a fight outside the club early Friday. | Network Video Productions

Authorities later clarified the 32-year-old officer suffered injuries to his face and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The woman was not involved in the fight, but she suffered a “fainting spell” and was also taken to Northwestern, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

The 25-year-old officer — who ended up chasing the three suspects — suffered “no visible injuries” and refused medical attention.

Two of the three suspects were taken into custody Friday morning a few blocks away, police said. Charges against them were pending.

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