One Phoenix police officer was hospitalized and two others were injured after an altercation with two suspects Tuesday afternoon.
According to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, officers responded to a call for a fight just before 3 p.m. at the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at 33rd Avenue and Bell Road.
Witnesses told police that a male was physically assaulting a female.
When officers arrived, they attempted to take the man, identified as 34-year-old Mark Foster, into custody. Fortune said the man resisted and fought with the officers.
During the altercation between Foster and the officers, the woman, identified as 28-year-old Vivian Thompson, approached the officers and kicked one of them in the head. Fortune said the officer who was kicked took Thompson into custody.
Foster continued to fight officers, kicking and punching them, Fortune said. After "less lethal options" were used by officers, Foster was also arrested.
Fortune said three officers were injured during the incident. One of those officers is still in the hospital. The other two were treated and released.
Foster also sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
Both Foster and Thompson were arrested and booked for aggravated assault of a police officer and resisting arrest.
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