WASHINGTON - D.C. police have arrested the suspect wanted for dragging an officer alongside of a car Thursday night.

D.C. police said the assault happened at about 10:28 p.m. while the officer was helping with a child and family services investigation and tried to apprehend a suspect in a car. The suspect accelerated the car, which then caused the officer to be pulled alongside of it.

Police said the officer was able to free himself from the car as the car drove away from the scene.

The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The car was recovered, authorities added.

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Metropolitan Police Dept.

Police identified the suspect as Darius Avery Gross, 25. He was arrested and charged Friday with assault on a police officer.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.