Man hits officer with metal pipe, is shot by Florida police

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Posted: May 16, 2016 11:52 AM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man stopped for reckless driving hit an officer with a large metal pipe before being shot and wounded by another officer in the Florida Panhandle.

It unfolded Sunday night in Pensacola. A police news release says the man was driving a truck with several traffic cones stuck underneath. He initially refused to stop and continued driving recklessly until finally stopping.

The Pensacola News Journal (http://on.pnj.com/1TjzOeU ) reports the man got out of the truck and started swinging the pipe, hitting one officer. Another officer fired his weapon at the man. The injured officer and the suspect were taken to a hospital.

The names and race of those involved wasn't released.

The officer who fired is on administrative leave pending an investigation.