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An officer from the city of Corry Police Department was involved in an altercation with a male on Saturday and Erie County detectives are investigating the incident, Corry City Police reported late this morning.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Corry City Police Chief Rich Shopene stated an off-duty officer from the city of Corry Police Department and a white male had a confrontation on West Church Street on Saturday.

City police officers were dispatched to a reported assault in the middle of the street in the first block of West Church Street. Shopene said it came in as a 911 call reporting an assault.

Upon arrival of officers, they found the off-duty officer holding the man down. Police said it was reported that the man stopped his vehicle in the middle of the street and approached the off-duty officer's vehicle.

It was reported that the off-duty officer exited his vehicle and the man came back to the off-duty officer's vehicle and took a swing at him, according to the Corry City Police news release.

Police said the man was taken to the city police station for investigation and was released after consultation with the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

The man and the off-duty officer sought medical treatment at Corry Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of LECOM Health. The man was transported by ambulance from the police station when he was released.

On Sunday, Shopene emailed the case information to the chief county detective and asked Erie County detectives to take over the investigation as a neutral third party.

Erie County detectives will now be conducting the investigation into the assault. Shopene said the detectives will be knocking on doors throughout neighborhoods near where the confrontation occurred.

Shopene said the names of individuals won't be released until the completion of the investigation.

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