(Reuters) A controversial 80-year-old Arizona lawman, who styles himself as America’s toughest sheriff and is known for targeting illegal immigrants, broke his left shoulder on Thursday after taking a spill in downtown Phoenix, authorities said.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was being treated for the shoulder fracture at a local hospital and will not require surgery, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Lisa Allen. It was not clear if he will remain overnight.

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