Police chase in Brooklyn leaves 10 NYPD officers injured, suspect arrested

Kimberly Dole
September 03, 2019 - 11:50 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A collision involving an NYPD vehicle in Brooklyn Tuesday morning left 10 NYPD officers injured, including the commanding officer of a Queens precinct

The crash occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. near Etna Street and Chestnut Street in Cypress Hills after city sheriffs' officers tried to stop the 25-year-old driver of a Honda Accord. The driver drove off, eventually rear-ending an unmarked police car. The officer in that unmarked car was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. 

Sources told 1010 WINS that that suspect's Honda was on law enforcement officials' radar after a boot on the car was illegally removed.

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After the crash. the suspect took off on foot southbound on Jamaica Avenue.  During the pursuit, four other responding officers suffered minor injuries when they crashed en route. 

Five additional officers tracked down the suspect by foot on Logan Avenue shortly after 9:30 a.m. They were injured trying to apprehend him.

The man was eventually arrested inside a home at 51 Logan Avenue. 

A 19-year-old woman who was the suspect's passenger stayed at the scene was taken into custody.

The suspect faces charges including reckless endangerment, misconduct and obstructing governmental administration.

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