Lightning strikes Lincoln police headquarters, sends dispatcher to hospital

LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE)- A Lincoln police dispatcher was taken to the hospital as a result of a lightning strike during Saturday’s thunderstorms.

Police said that the department’s dispatch tower was struck and that the dispatcher was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The phone systems are still working, but the department is having issues with the radio system.

The dispatcher is expected to be okay and is doing well.

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