Skip to main content

Police horse throws, steps on Minneapolis officer

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A Minneapolis police officer was in the hospital overnight after a horse threw her from the saddle during a training exercise and then stepped on the officer. Her injuries were not life-threatening, MPR reported. Tweet from Minneapolis police:

The officer was conscious after the Wednesday incident, FOX 9 reported. The incident happened at a north Minneapolis training facility as a new group of recruits was learning how to handle large crowds, police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington told local media. It was not immediately known why the horse bucked the officer, Barrington said.

The officer was wearing protective gear, including a bulletproof vest and a helmet, local media reported. The officer's identity was not released, but she is an experienced rider who was on a horse she typically rides, the Star Tribune reports.

The horse was unhurt and returned to training later in the afternoon, Barrington told the Star Tribune.

WCCO has a shot of video from the scene:

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Chris Smith

Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

school bus

High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

covid-19 testing site sign

Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

optum headquarters chad davis wikimedia commons

UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.

covid

Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

Related