Southwest City Police Officer assaulted on duty, taken to hospital

Suspect arrested
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SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. – A Southwest City Police Officer is in the hospital after being assaulted on duty.

The officer was injured when he responded to a man reportedly calling 911, asking for rides from the Conoco gas station in Southwest City.

Authorities say the suspect assaulted the clerk and hit the police officer in the head with a liquor bottle.

Both the clerk and officer were taken to the hospital with injuries.

The man was arrested and is facing charges of property damage and felony assault on law enforcement.

The suspect’s name is not being released at this time.