ABINGTON (CBS) – An Abington police officer was taken to the hospital Friday morning after his police cruiser hit a utility pole and rolled over during a pursuit of a suspect charged with committing an armed robbery in Rockland and stealing a police cruiser.
Officials say the officer was helping Rockland Police pursue the suspect when he lost control of his car. The accident occurred in Rockland.READ MORE: Concord-Carlisle High School Teacher Accused Of Using Racist Slur Put On Leave
Abington Police said the officer is recovering and will be released from the hospital soon.
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“The officer is doing great,” the Abington Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
According to WBZ-TV I-Team sources, the suspect, a 36-year-old white male, robbed a store in Rockland Friday morning, stole an open cruiser and took off, leading police on a chase through several towns.
The I-Team said stop-sticks were deployed to stop the stolen cruiser near the BJ’s Gas Station on Burgin Parkway in Quincy, leaving the car with flat tires.MORE NEWS: Security Guard To Plead Guilty To Stabbing Timberland Worker Catherine Heppner
After a tense stand off, state Police said the situation was over around 9:45 a.m. Officials said the suspect was shot by police and rushed to the hospital. The suspect, who has not been identified, has died, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said.