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Police officer injured in west Las Vegas crash

Updated June 19, 2017 - 9:01 pm

A Las Vegas police officer was injured Monday morning in a crash in the west valley, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

At about 11:20 a.m., officers responded to reports of a crash on the 5700 block of South Rainbow Boulevard, near West Russell Road, Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said. A marked Metro vehicle had crashed with another car, injuring a police officer.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center. The injuries were not life-threatening, Metro spokesman Larry Hadfield said.

Review-Journal reporter Bianca Cseke contributed to this story. Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at rhershkovitz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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