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Man hits KCPD officer with pickup after Chiefs game Saturday

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 14:10:00-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man struck a Kansas City police officer who was directing traffic outside Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, police said Wednesday.

The officer was directing traffic outside Gate 7 after the Chiefs’ AFC playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts. All southbound traffic was being diverted northbound, but one man drove across the cones into oncoming traffic, police said in a tweet.

The officer tried to stop the man, but the suspect hit the officer with his pickup truck, police said.

The man is in his 30s and was driving a bronze GM full-size pickup with an extended cab.

The officer had some "bumps and bruises" but will be OK, police said.

Anyone with information in the incident is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.