Prince George’s Co. officer dragged by fleeing suspect’s car

A Prince George’s County, Maryland, police officer has been hospitalized after being dragged by a runaway car Sunday, police said.

A police spokesman characterized the officer’s injuries as non-life-threatening.

The incident occurred just after 9:30 p.m. on Cindy Lane near Central Avenue.

Police said a suspect’s car dragged the officer along the road after the officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The suspect was arrested, and a hand gun was recovered during the arrest, police said.

Below is a map of where the incident occurred.

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Luke Garrett

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