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SLCPD looking for suspect in aggravated assault against a police officer

Nov 26, 2023, 1:33 PM

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Photo of a Salt Lake City Police Department vehicle. The Salt Lake City Police Department said Friday that car burglaries and car thefts are down in the city compared to last year.(File photo)

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is looking for a suspect connected to an aggravated assault against a police officer.

According to the SLCPD, an officer was injured during a vehicle pursuit Saturday afternoon.

SLCScanner reports the pursuit took place on 1000 W. South Temple at around 3:55 p.m.

The officer was chasing a brown Toyota Sequoia. The Toyota ran over his foot and attempted to run him over during the pursuit.

SCLPD reports the pursuit was terminated after this as the Toyota was driving recklessly and had driven toward downtown SLC.

The vehicle was last seen heading eastbound near 300 N. 600 W, according to SLCScanner.

SLCPD says the officer is recovering and no one was seriously injured. The driver of the Toyota is wanted for aggravated assault against a police officer.

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SLCPD looking for suspect in aggravated assault against a police officer