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Police officer and man he was pursuing fall through ice

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A police officer and the man he was pursuing both fell through the ice on a retention pond in Rochester.

According to Rochester Police Department Captain Brian Winters, the incident happened Thursday around 9:40 p.m. An officer was taking a 26-year-old man to the Crisis Receiving Unit when the man broke away and took off on foot.

He led the officer across a pond where they both fell through the ice.

The two were able to pull themselves out of the water but the officer hurt his leg and had a cut to his hand that required medical treatment.

The man was ultimately returned to the Crisis Receiving Unit.

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