Las Vegas, NV - A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer was struck and dragged for several feet by a suspect driver during a traffic stop.
According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the incident occurred on Saturday just before 8 PM near the intersection of West Sirius Avenue and South Rancho Drive. A spokeswoman for the Las Vegas MPD, Laura Meltzler, said the MPD Officer had stopped a purple BMW, with California plates, and some type of "physical altercation" occurred with the driver.
That altercation led to a physical fight where the MPD Officer was struck by the suspect's vehicle and dragged for several feet. The Las Vegas MPD Officer was transported to University Medical Center's trauma unit with non-life threatening injuries. The Las Vegas MPD Officer was not identified.
The suspect driver of the BMW fled the scene but has since been taken into custody. The suspect driver has not yet been identified.
No other information is known at this time.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Las Vegas MPD Officer who was injured Saturday night. We are glad that this situation wasn't worse.
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