Man fleeing SWAT crashes into St. Paul squad car, officer and civilian brought to hospital
A crash between a civilian vehicle and a St. Paul squad car sent an officer and a female civilian to the hospital Saturday evening.
According to St. Paul Police Department, SWAT tried to arrest a suspect in a narcotics investigation around 6:30 p.m. near Lafond Avenue and Arundel Street. The man sped off in a vehicle and crashed head-on into a patrolling squad car near the intersection of Lafond Avenue and Milton Street.
The suspect ran from the crash, police said. A female passenger of the vehicle was brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The officer was also brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Officers searched the area, but have not found the suspect.