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Officer's Arm Gets Caught on Fence While Chasing Suspect, Severely Injures Arm: Police

The officer's injury was a result of taking police action, police said

 A police officer's arm got caught on a fence while he tried to chase down a potential suspect in the Bronx, severely injuring him, police said Saturday.

The plainclothes officer witnessed a drug transaction inside the Mitchel housing project near 138th Street and Willis Avenue in Mott Haven, according to authorities.

As he chased down the suspect Friday night, he got caught on a fence and severely injured his arm, the NYPD said. He suffered a severe cut to his right bicep and artery, police said. 

The officer was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he underwent surgery and remained in stable condition Saturday morning.

There were no arrests. Police said they were still looking for Naquan Smith, 20, of the Bronx. 

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