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Suspect Crashes Into DC Police Cars, Escapes After Chase Into Maryland

The suspect is still at large, police say

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    A man crashed into several police cruisers Sunday, and led police on a chase from Northeast Washington to Prince George's County. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

    (Published Sunday, April 9, 2017)

    A drug suspect crashed into several D.C. police cruisers and parked cars Sunday evening and led officers on a 4-mile chase through D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland.

    The suspect is still on the loose after he ran from his car and got away. 

    Three officers were injured. Information on the extent of their injuries was not released immediately.

    It all started on Blaine Street NE just before 6 p.m. Sunday. A man who D.C. police described as a drug suspect rammed into an unmarked D.C. police cruiser and several parked cars on the 3900 block of Blaine Street NE, police said.

    "What I heard was a loud boom, so when I looked outside the window, I saw an officer jumping the curb, but the car had rolled back in reverse and hit a detective car and took off back down the street," a witness told News4. She asked not to be identified.

    Police chased the driver for about 4 miles, to the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Highway and Sheriff Road in Prince George's County. There, the driver hit another two unmarked D.C. police cruisers and several other cars, police said.

    Then, he ran from the car. Prince George's County officers chased him, but he was able to escape. 

    A neighbor said the chase could have hurt people on foot as well as the officers. 

    "We have a lot of seniors, we have a lot of kids that live on this block, and they could have been hurt," she said. 

    No description of the suspect was released. 

    Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.