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‘Combative’ teen girl injured N.C. firefighter, assaulted officers, police say

The child also tried to cut a second firefighter with a knife

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By Julia Coin
The Charlotte Observer

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CROWDER’S VIEW, N.C. — A 13-year-old girl cut a Gastonia firefighter and tried to assault others, including police officers, Tuesday night, according to police.

Firefighters were restraining the “combative juvenile,” when officers responded to the 3200 block of Pikes Peak Drive at about 9 p.m., according to a Gastonia Police Department news release.

It is not clear why firefighters were at the residence in the Crowder’s View community about 5 miles southwest of downtown Gastonia.

The girl tried to cut another firefighter with a knife before police arrived, police said. She also assaulted officers trying to get her into custody, according to the release.

The one injured firefighter was treated for minor injuries, police said.

The girl was charged with aggravated assault and ordered to be held in a Concord juvenile detention facility, according to the release.

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