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East Ridge police: Man attacks officer with hammer

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EAST RIDGE, TN (WRCB) -

East Ridge police arrested a man after they say he attacked one of their officers with a hammer.

Assistant Chief Stan Allen said it happened on Ringgold Road after 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Allen told Channel 3 that 37-year-old Taylor McKinnon was yelling at people at a business. After receiving a call, police found him a block or two away.

Allen said an investigator tried to talk with McKinnon when he attacked the officer with a hammer. Both men were taken to the hospital.

The officer is expected to be okay. Allen said McKinnon will be booked into the Hamilton County jail once he is released from the hospital.

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