- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A police officer is recovering after he was run over by a police vehicle while struggling to arrest a suspect in West Philadelphia.

Lt. John Walker says it happened after officers saw a suspect smash an SUV’s window with a baseball bat and flee around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

He says officers caught up a few blocks away. A struggle caused the officer and the man to fall down in the street.

That’s when a police vehicle ran over the officer’s leg.

Walker says the officer is hospitalized in stable condition with a broken foot and several toes.

Authorities say the suspect is in custody and faces charges several charges.

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