Both Were Responding To Assault Report

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A crash involving two squad cars sent a Minnetonka police officer to the hospital.

The officer and a State Trooper were both responding to a reported assault around 9:50 p.m. Sunday night. That’s when Minnetonka police say the trooper rear-ended the officer’s vehicle at the corner of Maple Lane and Lake Street.

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The State Trooper was not hurt, but the police officer was hospitalized for back and neck pain.

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Police say the two were heading to an incident where men had suffered cuts during an assault near Lucky’s gas station on Highway 7. The two men told a homeowner they wanted an ambulance, but not the police. They were arrested and transported to Methodist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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The incident is under investigation by Minnetonka police.