12/14/2010

Recruit critical after self-defense training collision

Police aren't sure whether any medical factors contributed to his injuries

The Virginian-Pilot Edition

NORFOLK, Virgina — A police recruit who was hospitalized after colliding with another recruit at the training center Thursday was learning self-defense tactics at the time, a police spokesman said Monday.

The recruit remained in critical condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Police refused to release the recruit 's name. Both recruits were wearing protective gear at the time of the incident, said Officer Chris Amos, a police department spokesman.

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