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Three Fruita Officers Injured During Arrest

FRUITA, Colo - A suspect is in custody after an early morning altercation that injured three officers.

At 2:30 a.m. Monday morning near Highway 340 and Red Cliff in Fruita, Colorado State Patrol contacted 43-year-old Thomas Dennis for a traffic violation.

While attempting to arrest the suspect, he resisted and pulled out a knife. Dennis was then tased by the Fruita Police Department. All three officers were injured.

Dennis was transported to St. Mary's with minor injuries. He's been charged with first degree assault on a peace officer, resisting and prohibited use of a weapon by a previous offender. He will be transported to the Mesa County Jail.

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