- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police in Anchorage say a patrol car responding to reports of shots fired has been struck in a crash with another vehicle.

Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad says a civilian who had been riding in the police vehicle Saturday was taken to a hospital with a minor injury and released. No other injuries have been reported.

Oistad says the crash occurred at an intersection as officers responded to gunfire reports that were later found to be inaccurate.

Several police cars had been heading west when the westbound lanes had a red light. Traffic in the right and middle lanes of the northbound lanes had stopped for the officers, but Oistad says a car in the third lane entered the intersection and struck the front end of the patrol car.

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