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Police officer escapes injury when helmet hit by bullet in Cincinnati

The officer was working to disperse a crowd near the University of Cincinnati early Sunday when several shots rang out.
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A police officer escaped injury when his helmet was struck by a bullet during a Cincinnati protest amid a night of protests following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

The officer was working to disperse a crowd near the University of Cincinnati early Sunday when several shots rang out.

WCPO reported the incident happened just after 12:20 a.m. Sunday.

This was the second night of protests in Cincinnati, which has seen damage to businesses.

The city of Cincinnati had a curfew in place from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.