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A Gaithersburg Police officer is recovering at home after he fell through a glass door breaking up a fight between two juveniles.

The officer was called to the 400 block Christopher Avenue Saturday at about 10:22 p.m. for a dispute call, according to Gaithersburg Police spokesman Officer Dan Lane.

Lane said as the officer talked with one of the boys, the second one charged toward the other. Lane said the officer stepped between them and he and the boy fell through a glass panel door of the Village Overlook condominium complex.

Both the officer and the juvenile were cut by the shattered glass and taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“The officer had cuts on his back and arms,” Lane said.

Police are still investigating the incident and no charges have been filed. Lane did not release the name of the officer nor the juveniles involved.