Zanesville police: Officer off duty after Eppley Avenue incident

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Zanesville police say an officer was injured during an incident early Friday morning.

Chief Tony Coury says officers were called to a vacant home on Eppley Avenue for a person ‘squatting’ inside the home.

They initially sent in a K-9 into the home and after the handler and three officers got into a fight with the suspect.

“Our K-9 was sent into the residence, with the K-9 handler and three other officers, then tussled with this guy… The assailant there did punch our officer several times.”

One of the officers broke his hand, according to Coury.

“I’ve got one officer with a broken hand that isn’t gonna return to work for quite some time.”

Another Zanesville police officer was injured Friday afternoon.

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