2 NM police officers hurt after responding to call

January 16, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer is hospitalized in serious condition after being injured while trying to arrest a man accused of domestic violence.

Police say the female officer was struck in the [auth] head multiple times in Thursday afternoon’s attack.

They say a male officer was struck in the face by the suspect and was being treated at a hospital.

Police say 40-year-old Anthony Abeyta allegedly attacked both officers. He’s in custody and facing multiple charges.

They say an adult female inside the home sustained serious injuries in the domestic violence incident and also was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says it just shows how dangerous it can be to be a police officer. Berry says he’s hoping for a fast and complete recovery for the victims.

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