Phila. officer breaks leg while chasing suspect

Posted: May 19, 2012

A Philadelphia police officer broke his leg while running after a suspect Friday night in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.

The injured officer alerted a radio operator at 8:21 p.m. that he was down in the area of 22d and Mountain Streets. An “assist officer” alert was declared and police rushed to the officer’s aid. The fleeing suspect was apprehended. It was not immediately known why the suspect was being pursued.

A medic unit took the injured officer to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Traffic and SEPTA buses were detoured from the area while police investigated the incident. — Robert Moran

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