Man wanted in hit-and-run injuring officer in the Bronx is ID’d: police

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, the Bronx — The man sought in a hit-and-run injuring an officer in the Bronx was identified by police Thursday.

The hit-and-run happened near West 183rd Street and Grand Avenue in University Heights, sources said. FDNY responded around 10:05 a.m.

The officer suffered a leg injury when he was struck, according to sources.

The vehicle was found a few blocks away, unoccupied, sources said.

Robert Rivera is the suspected driver, NYPD Chief Robert Boyce later tweeted. No arrests have been made.

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