Portsmouth, Ohio, Police Officers joined in a desperate search for a troubled child after a worker with Kentucky Child Protective Service told them a child in crisis was inside a Portsmouth home.
The caller reported the child had been self-harming, and someone said they had taken a knife from her.
Five units responded to the scene. The troubled child jumped out of a second-story window and then wrestled when officers tried to restrain her. An ambulance transported the girl to Southern Ohio Medical Center for treatment.
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