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Police: Suspect attempted to fight officer during traffic stop

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Spartanburg police said a suspect attempted to fight an officer during a traffic stop on Monday and ended up getting pepper sprayed by the officer.

Capt. Art Littlejohn said the incident started with a traffic stop on Ammons Road of a driver with marijuana and crack cocaine.

Littlejohn said the suspect attempted to fight the officer. The officer then sprayed the suspect in the face with pepper spray, Littlejohn said. 

The suspect was brought to the hospital for decontamination, according to Littlejohn. 

An assisting officer was indirectly sprayed with the pepper spray and EMS responded to decontaminate the officer, Littlejohn said.

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