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Perry Hall man arrested after injuring child with ‘sharp force’ object and fighting with police, officials say

An 11-year-old boy and Baltimore County police officer are being treated for injuries after a Perry Hall man attacked the boy with a “sharp force” object Tuesday morning and fought with arriving officers, police said.

Baltimore County police were called to the 4200 block of Maple Path Circle at 10:28 a.m. after a neighbor called to report a domestic related assault, police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach said.

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The boy ran to a neighbor’s house seeking help after his father struck him with an object that caused a puncture wound to his upper body, police said.

The so-far-unidentified man fought with arriving officers, causing a non-life threatening injury to one officer, who was transported to an area hospital, Peach said.

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The 11-year-old was also taken to a hospital, and his condition is unknown, police said.

The suspect is in custody and formal charges are pending, Peach said. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Residents who are in immediate danger of domestic violence can call 911. Resources and information about domestic violence are also available online.

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