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Two St. Albans police officers injured, two people taken into custody after pursuit

St. Albans Police Chief Joe Crawford said two police officers were injured and two people were taken into custody after a pursuit Thursday. (MGN Online)

Two St. Albans police officers have been released from Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital and two people were taken into custody after a vehicle pursuit.

Lt. P.A. Bass suffered a facial injury, and Patrolman M.W. Cooper suffered a broken hand, St. Albans Police Department Chief Joe Crawford said. Both officers have been released, but one suspect is still in the hospital.

The chase started about 12:40 p.m. Thursday at Seventh Avenue and 10th Street after the officers tried to stop a car after receiving a report about a possible stolen vehicle.

Crawford said the pursuit went through several streets before ending in a dead-end street. Five people – two males, two females and a 5-year-old child – were inside the vehicle.

Two people were taken into custody after they fled on foot. Crawford said those detained could face fleeing and battery on a police officer charges.

It was unclear how the officers were injured.

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