A New York City police officer was hospitalized with a fractured skull after tumbling from a fire escape while chasing a crime suspect in Brooklyn.
Police say the 22-year-old officer dropped about 15 feet. He also broke his collarbone.
The Daily News and New York Post report that the incident happened just before 9 p.m. in Brooklyn's Brownsville section.
The officer was hospitalized at Kings County Hospital.
Police say an 18-year-old man was arrested by other officers on the scene.