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NYPD officer suffers broken ankle during Brooklyn traffic stop: Police

CANARSIE, Brooklyn — A driver suspected of stealing a Jeep struck an officer with the automobile Wednesday, breaking the officer’s ankle, police mentioned.

The officer was reported struck at roughly 6:20 p.m., police mentioned. Officers mentioned police had been investigating illicit exercise in Brooklyn when the officer pulled over a silver Jeep Cherokee close to East 82nd Avenue and Farragut Street.

When the officer ran the automobile’s license plates, they found that the automobile was listed as stolen. And when the officer tried to cease the motive force, the drive proceeded to drive away — putting the officer and breaking their ankle within the course of.

The officer was taken to a close-by hospital for therapy, police mentioned. The suspect has not been arrested.

Submit tricks to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers cell app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then coming into TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are requested to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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