Rapid City police officer attacked after traffic stop

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — A Rapid City police officer was attacked with a knife and suffered a cut to the hand after a car chase.

The incident happened early yesterday morning when the officer was trying to stop a car that was driving the wrong way when the driver fled.

The car caught on fire after it was damaged while crossing a median. Police say the driver then fled on foot.

When approached, the driver allegedly cut one of the officers. Authorities detained the driver and arrested him on multiple counts.

Officials say the officer is recovering.

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