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Twin Cities cop falls through ceiling, 'seriously' hurt while chasing suspect

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A Twin Cities police officer is in the hospital after crashing through a residential ceiling and falling 12 feet Tuesday night.

Brooklyn Park K-9 Officer Mike Ploumen was attempting to execute an arrest warrant at a home in Rogers, where WCCO says a man wanted for beating two people with a baseball bat was believed to be staying.

The station says the man fled authorities and retreated into the attic, where Ploumen chased him and lost his balance moments later, crashing through the ceiling and landing on the floor right "in front of" his fellow officers.

Ploumen is believed to have hit his head on a table during the fall, knocking him unconscious, the Brooklyn Park Police Department told BringMeTheNews.

The officer was then airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center, where police say he is now "alert and conscious" and could be released at the end of the day Wednesday, depending on how some diagnostic tests go.

Ploumen is a veteran officer who has been with the department for well over a decade.

The dog, meanwhile, managed to pounce on the suspect, who was taken into custody and treated for bite wounds, KSTP reports.

The animal, Brooklyn Park police say, was not injured.

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