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Prince George's County Police cruiser rammed after pursuit ends in DC

The officer sustained minor injuries, according to police.

WASHINGTON — A police officer was injured after his cruiser was rammed by a suspect in the course of a pursuit that started in Prince George's County and ended in D.C.

A watch commander with the Metropolitan Police Department's 6th District says it's unclear what led to the pursuit. That pursuit ended around 3 a.m. in the area of 38th St. and Alabama Ave. Southeast, police said.

One person was brought into custody after the pursuit ended.

During the pursuit, a Prince George's County Police Department cruiser was rammed by the suspect vehicle, the watch commander said. The officer in that vehicle sustained minor injuries, but is expected to be OK.

A preliminary investigation by Prince George's County Police found that at around 11:55 p.m., a car that officers attempted to stop in a parking lot in the 4100 block of Southern Avenue intentionally struck a marked police cruiser head on.

The car then took off down Southern Avenue. Officer lost sight of the car when it turned on nearby Pennsylvania Avenue.

The officers later found the car had crashed in the 2000 block of 38th Street in D.C. Police say the driver was arrested after a short foot chase, but two other people who were in the car have not been found. 

Prince George's County officers say a gun was recovered from the scene.

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