By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An investigation continues in Rochester after police used pepper spray on a 9-year-old girl.

Police said one of the girl’s parents told officers she ran away from home and was going to harm herself and others.

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When officers encountered her, they said she became agitated and started kicking them.

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That’s when they took her to the ground and eventually handcuffed her in a patrol car.

When the girl refused to listen to commands, police said they used an “irritant” on her.

This happened Friday. The girl has since been released to her family.

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CBSNewYork Team