Beane said the suspects refused to get out and began fighting with the officers. One of the suspects managed to get into the driver's seat and sped off with both officers apparently hanging onto the vehicle.
"The vehicle dragged two officers approximately 50 yards," Beane said.
"One officer was able to get away. The other was dragged for a significant distance. He suffered some pretty serious injuries. He suffered road rash and other injuries."
The accident was reported at 5:30 p.m. at Maywood Avenue and South Hatfield Street, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch.
The officer has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital, Beane said. The officer reportedly had a head injury. Beane declined to release any information about either officer.
“The officers were clearly targeted just for being police officers,” the lieutenant said.
Beane said police are looking for that second vehicle. He declined to release any information about it.
News Center 7 is hearing the vehicle could be a 2007 dark blue Honda Odyssey minivan and the driver is wanted on a charge of felonious assault on a police officer, according to scanner traffic.
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