2 Metro Transit officers on leave after suspect injured in back of squad

The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment.
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Two Metro Transit police officers are on leave after a man was injured in the back of their squad car.

Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla says that the incident happened at the U.S. Bank Stadium Station in Minneapolis around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Two officers arrested a man who had been identified as a suspect in an ongoing investigation.

While the man was in the back of the squad car, he "harmed himself," Padilla said.

Officers took him out of the car and called an ambulance. He's currently being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure after "critical incidents."

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been called in to help with the investigation.

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