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7-year-old hit by vehicle while trick-or-treating in Tacoma

A 7-year-old boy was hit and injured by a vehicle while trick-or-treating Monday evening in Tacoma, according to police.

The boy was taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with unspecified injuries, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

He was hit at North Ninth Street and I Street around 7:20 p.m. in front of many witnesses, Cool said.

The driver tried to flee, Cool said, but people held him until police arrived and took him into custody.

The driver was detained on suspicion of vehicular assault.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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