Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:03 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A police officer who approached two men in an SUV in Newark was injured when the driver sped off and dragged the officer for a short time. Authorities say the incident occurred around 9 a.m. Wednesday, when the Newark officer saw an SUV he considered suspicious, so he walked toward the vehicle. The SUV’s driver then accelerated and briefly dragged the officer before driving away. The vehicle crashed a few blocks away, and both men left the SUV and ran off into a nearby cemetery. Authorities later learned that the SUV had been stolen. The officer. whose name was not released, was being treated for knee, neck and chest injuries.