Police searching for person who assaulted LPD officer

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police are searching for a suspect who they say assaulted one of their officers.

It happened after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night at the Americas Best Value Inn near the Lincoln Airport.

Police said the officer approached a parked car, and after smelling a strong smell of marijuana, he asked the suspect to step out of the vehicle.

Police said the suspect pushed and shoved the officer. They both fell to the ground after slipping on the ice.

The officer injured his shoulder and was treated and released from the hospital. The suspect got away.

Lincoln Police said this is an ongoing investigation.