NYPD officer struck during Brooklyn traffic stop, 1 in custody

LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — An NYPD officer was struck late Saturday by an SUV driver attempting to flee from a Brooklyn traffic stop, an NYPD spokesman said.

The officer was pinned between the driver’s vehicle and an NYPD vehicle near Bedford Avenue and Rutland Road around 11:30 p.m., officials said. He suffered injuries to his leg and was hospitalized.

Police arrested a man. His name has not yet been released.

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