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Riverside deputy injured while responding to assault call

Riverside deputy injured while responding to assault call
A Riverside County Sheriff's Department deputy was injured in an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon call. (KTLA-TV)

A Riverside County sheriff's deputy was injured Tuesday while responding to an assault with a weapon report in Moreno Valley, authorities are reporting.

Details were still developing, but the Sheriff's Department wrote on its Twitter account that suspects were still being sought Tuesday afternoon.

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The nature of the deputy's injuries were not released, though authorities said they are not life-threatening.

Around the same time, the department wrote that deputies were "extracting a subject from the scene with the help of our SWAT team."

"It's a fluid situation," Deputy Alberto Martinez told KNBC Channel 4.

The wounded officer was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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