Police: Suspect struck officers; stole cruiser during morning incident

A suspect is still on the run after allegedly stealing an unmarked police cruiser during an early morning pursuit in which officers were almost seriously injured.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. when U.S. Park Police officers pulled over a driver on southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway near Route 123.

As the officers approached the vehicle, the driver sped away, striking them both with the mirror of the car.

After a short pursuit, the driver of the car crashed the vehicle and fled.

During the search for the suspect, police say an unmarked U.S. Park Police cruiser was stolen by the suspect. Authorities say the driver crashed the cruiser before abandoning it and fleeing the scene.

The officers were only slightly injured when they were struck by the vehicle’s mirrors.

At this time, police have not released suspect information.

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