Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Wed, April 21

Navajo police: Officer wounds bat-wielding Alamo man

ALAMO, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation police say an officer responding to a domestic call shot and wounded a bat-wielding man who allegedly charged the officer.

The Police Department said in a statement that the officer was not injured in the incident that occurred on the evening of Aug. 16 in Alamo.

Alamo is 67 miles southwest of Albuquerque in a tribal area separate from the main reservation that includes much of northwestern New Mexico.

The wounded man was transported to a hospital for treatment but the statement said his condition was not available.

He was described as male but his age and name were not released.

The statement said the Navajo Division of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were investigating the incident and that no additional information was available.

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