An Omaha police officer was injured early Sunday when he was hit by a bottle while breaking up a large disturbance near 25th and Taylor Streets.

The officer, whose name was not immediately released, suffered a facial fracture from the thrown bottle, according to Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman. Police were called to the area about a block south of Ames Avenue at 3 a.m., he said.

As officers attempted to disperse the crowd, an officer was struck in the face by the bottle. A 31-year-old man was booked into jail after officers said they witnessed him throwing bottles at other officers.

The man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of an unregistered firearm, disorderly conduct and failure to disperse.

kevin.cole@owh.com, 402-444-1272

Kevin Cole covers Omaha crime and public safety news. Follow him on Twitter @KevinColeOmaha. Phone: 402-444-1272.

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