Meriden, CT – At least five police officers were sent to hospitals with various injuries Monday after a suspect intentionally drove his car into them, police say.
A team of officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it fit the description of suspect car in a recent shooting.
“As officers approached the vehicle, the people inside the car allegedly drove into two marked police cruisers and into a third undercover vehicle,” NBC Connecticut reported. “Officers who approached the vehicle on foot were hit as the car proceeded to ram both cruisers and the unmarked car a second time, according to police.
“The car was able to create enough space to drive over the sidewalk and escape the scene, heading west on West Main Street. Officers were able to locate the car in the area of Ames Avenue and Lockwood Street, officials said.”
The people in the car bailed but were later captured in a foot pursuit.
The conditions of the wounded officers is not known at this time.