Middletown Police officer injured in crash involving two police cruisers

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) — A Middletown Police officer suffered minor injuries in a crash involving two police cruisers early Thursday.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Bavarian Drive and Central Avenue.

Police say an officer responded to a report of an intoxicated person.

The officer found the person hiding in the bushes. The man pulled out a knife and advanced on the officer.

The officer deployed his taser, but it didn’t stop the man.

The man got past the officer and stole the officer’s police cruiser.

Police say the man then rammed another Middletown Police cruiser while trying to get away.

The officers struggled with the man, before finally taking him into custody.

The officer in the cruiser that was hit was taken to Kettering Medical Center, where he was treated and released for reported minor injuries.

The suspect was takent o Atrium Hospital for treatment of reported minor injuries. He remains in police custody.

The suspect is facing several charges, including felonious assault, aggravated vehicular assault, grand theft, aggravated menacing, assault on a police officer, obstructing, resisting arrest, driving under suspension and criminal tools.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

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