- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say an Illinois State Police trooper was injured during an altercation with an armed motorist at a suburban Chicago expressway toll plaza.

According to state police, the trooper, who was not identified, was injured in the neck during the Monday incident. He was taken to a hospital, but was expected to be OK.

Authorities say the incident began when the trooper observed an alleged “suspicious person” at the toll plaza on Interstate 294 in South Holland. When he confronted the man, a struggle occurred, resulting in the man’s gun discharging several times. Neither man was struck by bullets.

Police say the suspect fled on foot and was still at large. A weapon was recovered at the scene.


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