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UPDATE: Police make arrest following fight with Medal of Honor recipient

UPDATE: State police have made an arrest for a fight that injured a medal of honor recipient.

Police arrested 18-year-old Kanissa'a Thompson, of Columbia, late Thursday afternoon. He is being charged with 2nd Degree Assault.

Police say Thompson injured Dakota Meyer during a fight at a party in Adair county. Meyer was taken to the hospital, but was not seriously injured.

(Original story follows below)

COLUMBIA, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - He received the Medal of Honor for some heroic actions in Afghanistan.

A Marine from southern Kentucky is recovering after police say he was injured in a fight.

In 2011, Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor from President Obama for rescuing American soldiers that were ambushed and trapped in Afghanistan.

Police say Meyer had to be taken to the hospital after the fight.

Kentucky State Police confirmed they are investigating an assault case involving Dakota Meyer, but they are saying very little else about it.

We have learned, from others close to the situation, that the Medal of Honor recipient was injured badly enough to require a trip to the hospital.

Police say they are still investigating to see if any charges will be brought against the people that were involved in the fight with Meyer.

We have learned that police and an ambulance were called to the Red Barn Event Center, a building 4 miles east of Columbia used to hold receptions and parties.

Those close to the situation say the party, that involved alcohol, got way out of hand and someone's foot even went through a wall.

We were told that Meyer was taken to the hospital but has since been released and he is expected to be OK.

Police are not commenting on what caused the fight or who is to blame. Police say it is possible charges will be filed.

We have learned that Meyer was a guest of the party by his brother.


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