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Man arrested for hitting police officer in face with a bottle; officer suffers facial fracture

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 15:37:00-04

An Omaha police officer is recovering after being hit in the face with a bottle while trying to break up a large crowd. 

Officers responded to the disturbance at 25th and Taylor around 3 a.m. and tried to break up the group. 

Police say 31-year-old Jeronn Garrison threw a bottle at police, hitting one of the officers in the face. 

The officer has a facial fracture. 

Police witnessed Garrison throwing bottles at other officers and saw him discard a handgun inside a car. He was arrested on related charges.