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RICHMOND, Va, -- Two Richmond police officers are recovering after someone hit them in the head with a frying pan while responding to a call, according to a law enforcement source.

Multiple officers were seen at the corner of Spotsylvania and Accommodation streets in the Mosby Court area around 1 a.m. Friday.

A police source tells CBS 6 that a suspect assaulted the officers with a frying pan at an apartment complex.

A police spokesperson confirms two officers were responding to a domestic incident at that apartment.

Officers injured at an apartment in this Richmond public housing neighborhood.

Officers injured at an apartment in this Richmond public housing neighborhood.

An officer could be heard yelling out for help over police scanners.

“Help! EMS, I’m conscious, breathing…I need one for myself and [gasping]” the officer said.

First responders rushed the injured officer to VCU Medical Center with lacerations to his head.

Officials said one of the officers was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The other officer was also treated for non-life threatening injuries, but was released.

Officers injured at an apartment in this Richmond public housing neighborhood.

Officers injured at an apartment in this Richmond public housing neighborhood.

Linda Smith, who lives across the street from the crime scene, described the incident as ridiculous.

“Some angry person did this,” she said. “They have some violence in them.”

Andre Mangram

Andre Mangram

The suspect, Andre Mangram, was charged with domestic assault, abduction and felony assault on officers.

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