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Officer down in Chester

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UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: Chester Police Chief Ryan Coffey said the officer hurt Saturday suffered a head injury while responding to a domestic-related incident involving two suspects.

Coffey said Officer Seth Buch, 24, was responding to a situation they received multiple calls about throughout the day Saturday. He said the two suspects were resisting arrest when the injury occurred, but it appears to be minor. It's not clear how the injury occurred.

The officer was flown to a St. Louis hospital for precautionary reasons.

Coffey said officers arrested three people: two juvenile teenagers and an 18-year-old woman.

ORIGINAL STORY: CHESTER -- Police are on the scene of an officer down.

It began around 4:30 p.m. when dispatchers got the call to Stacy and Spring streets in Chester.

Illinois State Police Trooper Joey Watson confirms state police are responding to the scene to provide emergency assistance but could not release any other details.

News 3 has a crew on the way and we'll have more on this developing story.

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