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Updated: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 20:42:04 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Winnipeg police vehicles rammed by car



Winnipeg police vehicles rammed by car

Four people have been arrested after a car struck two Winnipeg police vehicles in a pursuit Thursday morning in the city's Norwood neighbourhood.

The incident happened at about 2 a.m. after the the Dodge Charger crashed into a fence and a hydro post.

When officers pulled up behind it, the driver of the car put it into reverse and slammed into the police sport-utility vehicle.

A total of four people have been arrested. Police said they would release more information on Friday about the individuals and the charges they face.

The incident began when the street crimes unit was attempting to conduct a traffic stop at St. Mary's Road and Marion Street, closer to the city's downtown.

The suspect vehicle struck another police cruiser, sped off and was chased before it crashed into the fence.

Two suspects ran off but were tracked down by the police helicopter. Two injured men remained in the suspect car.

A total of three suspects were injured, while two officers were hurt. None of the injuries were serious.

The northbound lanes of St. Mary's Road were blocked to traffic at Traverse Avenue throughout the morning rush hour.

Police detoured motorists around the scene but traffic was backed up for many blocks. The roadway was reopened at about 10:30 a.m.

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