Tucson officer's belt stops bullet in 'way too close a call'

Posted at 9:55 AM, May 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-20 09:55:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say an officer narrowly escaped injury during a domestic violence incident when a bullet hit the officer's belt.

Sgt. Pete Dugan says the officer was one of two responding to a call at a home Friday night when an exchange of gunfire broke out.

Dugan says no one was injured but Police Chief Chris Magnus said in a Twitter post Saturday that the incident was "way, way, way too close a call."

Police say the suspect was arrested after the officers fired back.

The identities of the officers and the suspect weren't released. No additional information was immediately available.

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