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Child struck by Buffalo police car released from hospital

A 10-year-old child struck by a Buffalo police car responding to a call on Tuesday was released from the hospital, according to a tweet from the Buffalo Police Department.

The police vehicle was responding to a call about a man with a gun when it struck the boy, who was crossing Niagara Street near Porter Avenue at about 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to authorities.

The boy suffered injuries not believed to be serious, the Buffalo Police Department said in an earlier tweet, but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

In a related matter, a 31-year-old woman was arrested by police for falsely reporting a man with a gun on Niagara Street, in connection with the initial call to police.

The police vehicle was headed north on Niagara Street and had its lights and sirens engaged, police said. The child got out of a private vehicle and was heading across the street towards the D'Youville Porter Campus School.

Initial reports over emergency radio channels were that a pedestrian was struck by a bus.

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