Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Suspect rams Philly officer with car in Kensington, hurts 2nd officer in struggle

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A burglary suspect attempting to flee police in the Kensington section of Philadelphia overnight struck one officer with a vehicle, then injured another during a resulting struggle, according to East Detectives. 

Police said the incident began about 1:45 a.m. today when two plainclothes officers in a police car attempted to stop the man, who was a suspect in robberies in Bensalem and Philadelphia. The suspect, a 41-year-old white male, was still in his car at East Tioga and H Street. 

As they approached, the suspect struck one officer with the car he was in, then took off, striking the police car and other parked cars, police said. 

A second officer attempted to get the man out of the car, but was injured in the attempt as he was dragged. 

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  • Eventually, the suspect was brought under control. He was arrested, but his identity was not immediately released.

    The two officers were taken to a local hospital and treated for leg injuries.  Both are in stable condition.

    The suspect was also taken to a hospital for observation.

    None appeared to be seriously injured, according to police.

     

    Contact the Breaking News Desk at breakingnewsdesk@philly.com or 215.854.2443.

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