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Salt Lake man arrested for allegedly assaulting police officer

A 23-year-old Salt Lake man was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop.

According to police, the officer stopped the suspect for a traffic violation and was in the process of arresting him when the suspect assaulted him.

The incident allegedly occurred around 3:40 a.m. near the intersection of Piikoi Street and Beretania Street.

Both the suspect and the officer sustained minor injuries.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion on first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer.

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