CLEVELAND—Three Cleveland police officers suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening in a pair of incidents Tuesday afternoon.
The man is in police custody, but is not formally charged with a crime as of this evening.
Police first encountered the man about 2:30 p.m. after an employee at a McDonalds in the 5600 block of Memphis Avenue in the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood flagged down officers. The employee told police a man was unconscious in his vehicle.
The officers and paramedics approached the man’s car and attempted to wake him. The man woke up, put the car in drive and then in reverse, according to a report by Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia.
Police gave the man several orders to stop before and he drove away, injuring two of the officers in the process, Ciaccia said.
Officers eventually took the man in custody near West 66th Street and Denison Avenue a short time later, but not before a third officer suffered injuries, Ciaccia said.
Ciaccia did not say how the officers got hurt, nor did she describe the extent of their injuries.
Officers recovered firearms from the man’s car, police said.
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