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Struggle with suspect sends Milwaukee officer to hospital

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee police officer is recovering in the hospital after he was punched and kicked in the head by a suspect.

Officer Dwain Monteilh is being treated for serious injuries, including a broken eye socket and bleeding behind the eye. Police say Monteihl and another officer were patrolling a north side neighborhood Monday and approached two men acting suspiciously. Both fled as the officers tried to talk to them.

The officers caught up and struggled with the two men. Police say 1 of the suspects tried to grab Officer Monteilh's gun and struck and kicked him in the face.

Police Chief Ed Flynn praised the officers' restraint because they could have used deadly force against the suspect who was trying to grab Monteihl's gun.

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