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Two Coachella deputies taken to hospital after assault

COACHELLA, Calif. - Two deputies were sent to the hospital afternoon after a suspect began fighting them while being taken into custody.  

Riverside County Sheriff's Department Spokesperson Cpl. Angel Ramos says the deputies were on a probationary search for the suspect at a home near 51st Ave and Harrison Street in Coachella around 11:45 a.m.  When they arrived, the suspect became combative.  

Both deputies suffered minor injuries during the attack and were transported to the hospital to be treated. The suspect was later taken into custody.

We will bring more details on this story as they become available.

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