NOPD Cop Escapes Serious Injury In Confrontation With Suspect

New Orleans police officer during Mardi Gras

A New Orleans police officer is recovering after his head hit a wall during a struggle with a drug suspect Wednesday.

The incident happened in the Central City neighborhood around the noon hour. The NOPD says officers had stopped a male, possibly in his teens, for suspicious drug activity.

In the suspect's attempt to escape, a struggle led to the officer's head hitting a wall, leaving it bruised.

The names of the officer and the suspect were not immediately available.

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