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Man fleeing immigration authorities struck, injured by car

July 6, 2018

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man trying to run from federal immigration authorities near a Connecticut courthouse has been struck and injured by an unmarked police cruiser.

Danbury police tell the News-Times that agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were pursing the man on foot near Danbury Superior Court on Friday when the man was hit by a red Ford Taurus.

The car was driven by a Brookfield police officer who was dropping off paperwork at the courthouse and was not involved in the pursuit.

No names were immediately released.

Witnesses told the newspaper the man was flung 10 feet into the air then tried to run again but was ordered to stop and was handcuffed.

He was taken to a hospital in an ambulance. His condition is unknown.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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