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Police: Forklift driver strikes Miami police officer during confrontation

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MIAMI – Miami police are investigating after a forklift driver was accused of striking a police officer Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported in the area of Northwest 14th Avenue and 23rd Street.

According to Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat, the officer was attempting to stop the forklift from driving onto the roadway and the driver of the forklift became agitated.

She said the driver then confronted the officer and struck him. The officer was not hit by the forklift, Fallat said.

She said the officer did not sustain any visible injuries.

No other details were immediately released.

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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.