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Police say suspect stole car, dragged officer then fled

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Published: Jun. 28, 2020 at 3:38 PM EDT
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -

A male suspect is facing numerous charges after Fayetteville police say he stole a police vehicle, dragging an officer behind it, struck an EMS worker and then fled the scene

Police said in a news release that the incident started Sunday morning when police officers were dispatched with EMS units for a medical call and encountered the suspect, who was “agitated'' and uncooperative.

Police say after the suspect took off with the vehicle, he led them on a chase that ended when he crashed into a ditch.

He was taken to a hospital, as was the officer.

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