By Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2021

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy driving an alleged stolen vehicle struck a Maryland police officer Friday morning and fled the scene, leaving the officer with a broken leg, authorities said.

Prince George’s County police said the incident started when officers made two traffic stops on two vehicles around 1 a.m. Friday, WTOP-FM reported.

D.C. police said the boy was driving one of the cars and suddenly reversed, striking the officer and pinning him between another vehicle, before fleeing the scene.

Police gave chase and the boy was later caught.

D.C. Police said the Prince George’s officer suffered a broken leg and possibly a broken foot.

The boy was arrested and also hospitalized. It’s unclear whether he will be charged with a crime.

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