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Cops ID man accused of breaking officer’s leg during pursuit in Manhattan

Posted at 11:54 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 11:54:50-04

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Police are looking for the man accused of breaking a police officer’s leg during a pursuit in Manhattan early Sunday.

Police are looking for Lincoln George (pictured) after he allegedly broke an officer’s leg during a chase in Manhattan. (NYPD)

Just after 4:30 a.m., police responded to a theft in process at a Duane Reade along Broadway and West 94th Street.

While in route, officers encountered a man and a woman along West 91st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, police said. During a brief foot pursuit, the man, later identified as Lincoln George kicked on of the officers before fleeing.

He was taken to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital with a broken leg, authorities said.

The woman was taken into custody.

George is described to be 5-feet 11-inches and 170 pounds.

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