CANARSIE, Brooklyn — A driver suspected of stealing a Jeep struck an officer with the car Wednesday, breaking the officer’s ankle, police said.
The officer was reported struck at approximately 6:20 p.m., police said. Officials said police were investigating illicit activity in Brooklyn when the officer pulled over a silver Jeep Cherokee near East 82nd Street and Farragut Road.
When the officer ran the vehicle’s license plates, they discovered that the vehicle was listed as stolen. And when the officer tried to stop the driver, the drive proceeded to drive away — striking the officer and breaking their ankle in the process.
The officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said. The suspect has not been arrested.
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