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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A man is in the hospital after police say he was impaled while trying to jump over a fence to get away from officers. Just after 11 pm Monday night Columbia Police responded to a domestic dispute at the Hampton Greene Apartments off Gills Creek Parkway.

When officers arrived on the scene they spoke with the woman who called 911.

The woman pointed them towards a man that she says is her boyfriend. Officers say when they approached the man, he ran from them and tried to jump a fence. Police say he impaled himself on the fence.

Columbia Firefighters had to help in removing him off the fence.

The man was taken to a hospital, but there is no word on his condition.

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