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Two Baltimore County police officers struck in hit-and-run, fire at fleeing car, police say

Two Baltimore County police officers were struck by a vehicle in Baltimore City outside St. Agnes Hospital on Friday while attempting to serve a warrant, police said. (Jerry Jackson, Ulysses Muñoz / Baltimore Sun video)

Two Baltimore County police officers were struck by a car while attempting to carry out a warrant outside St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore City Friday, police said.

The incident began around 10:50 a.m., when officers from Baltimore City and Baltimore County’s joint Warrant Apprehension Task Force attempted to arrest the passenger of a white Kia outside St. Agnes. Three officers got out of their minivan to make the stop near South Caton Avenue just south of Wilkens Avenue. The driver of the vehicle drove onto the sidewalk curb, bypassing officers and striking two of them in the process, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Peach said.

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The three officers fired at the vehicle, which fled south on Caton Avenue, Peach said. The suspects’ empty vehicle was later found on the 300 block of Melvin Ave., police said.

Police found and located the person who was the subject of the original warrant, but they are still searching for the driver of the car, Peach said. The suspect who was arrested, whom police did not identify, was not injured in the incident, she added.

Peach declined to identify the nature of the warrant.

Baltimore County police originally said three officers were struck in the incident.

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