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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on March 20, 2019

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 18:09:59-04

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


3:56 p.m. — A 45-year-old paraglider was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries after dropping about 200 feet near C-470 and Alameda. The fall was due to erratic winds, according to West Metro Fire Rescue.

1:02 p.m. — Denver police said the officer did not need to be transported to a hospital. They did not release which agency the officer worked for. The driver, who fled from the scene, was found and is in custody.

12:37 p.m. — Police said the officer who was hit has minor injuries and is a bike cop.

12:13 p.m. — The Denver Police Department is helping Auraria Campus Police investigate a report that an officer was run over by 8th Avenue and Walnut Street, which is on the campus grounds. The campus police said they are responding to a call of this nature, but could not confirm anything else. Police are currently searching for a suspect vehicle.