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MPD: 2 officers injured following pursuit, crash near 70th and Hampton

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MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee police officers were injured in a crash near 70th and Hampton.

The crash, involving the MPD squad car happened, around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 during a police pursuit. The pursuit began near Appleton Avenue and Capitol drive when officers spotted a reckless driver and attempted to pull the driver over -- but the driver refused to stop.

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Authorities say the pursuit lasted around three minutes before ending in a crash near 70th and Hampton -- a little more than a mile from where the pursuit started.

The squad car that was struck by the fleeing driver was a responding car -- not the pursuing car, police say. The driver struck the squad on the passenger side causing significant damage to both cars.

2 officers injured following pursuit, crash near 70th and Hampton

2 officers injured following pursuit, crash near 70th and Hampton

Authorities say both officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

A suspect was taken to the hospital for minor injuries as well and is in custody. The suspect will likely face multiple charges -- including recklessly endangering safety.

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