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Charge filed against man accused of hitting cop

FARGO — Fargo police have filed an assault charge against a man accused of hitting a police officer with his van.

Jack Christensen, of Fargo, was arrested early Tuesday when he surrendered after a nearly six-hour standoff at a north Fargo home.

Police say the 49-year-old remains in jail and will likely make his first court appearance Wednesday.

He does not have an attorney.

Authorities say Christensen struck 25-year-old officer Brent Malone in a laundry parking lot Monday night. Police were looking for Christensen so they could talk to him about an unrelated weekend incident.

Police say Malone was treated at a hospital for a significant injury and was released but will need further medical treatment.

Christensen is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.