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L.A. deputy injured after falling down stairs during fight with a suspect

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy suffered a head injury Tuesday when he fell down a flight of stairs during a fight with a man who was believed to be intoxicated, authorities said.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the deputy was called to the second floor of a music school in the 5600 block of Rosemead Boulevard in Temple City, where a man was possibly drunk and being disruptive, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

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When the deputy tried to detain the man, they got into an altercation and both fell down the stairs, the department said.

The deputy was taken to a hospital but details on the severity of his injury were not available. The other man was also hospitalized for minor injuries.

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