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Cop’s arm impaled on fence during East Garfield Park chase

Chicago police close the roads next to Stroger Hospital as a fellow officer is treated for for injuries while pursuing a suspect Saturday morning near the 700 block of North Springfield in an alley. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A Chicago police officer impaled an arm on a fence during a foot chase early Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The officer suffered the arm injury during a foot pursuit about 2:40 a.m. in the 700 block of North Springfield Avenue, according to police. The injury was considered accidental.

The officer was taken to a hospital, where their condition had stabilized, police said.

Further information wasn’t available.