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State Police Search For Stolen Car Suspect Who Struck Officers

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BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts State Police said Thursday afternoon they had located a car they believe struck a trooper.

Troopers say they are still looking for the driver who they’ve identified as 47-year-old Leon Hatfield of Boston.

Hatfield is wanted for breaking and entering in Weymouth police say happened overnight. Shortly after that incident, he is accused of trying to run over a local police officer who was on a detail.

State Police found the car and driver early Thursday afternoon in Dorchester.  At that point, Hatfield allegedly tried to run over a trooper who was trying to stop him.

The trooper suffered minor injuries.

The car was later recovered in South Boston.

Anyone with information on Hatfield’s whereabouts is asked to call Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121.

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