DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas officer was injured Saturday afternoon after a suspect who was handcuffed in the backseat of a squad car stole the vehicle, police said.
The incident took place near the 11100 block of Hazelcrest Drive just after 2 p.m.READ MORE: Killer 6 Foot Cobra Possibly On The Loose In Grand Prairie, Police Say
Police said two officers were working on a stolen vehicle incident and had placed the handcuffed suspect in a squad car.
According to police, one of the officers was giving information to the other officer outside behind the car when the suspect was able to get into the driver’s seat and drove off.READ MORE: For First Time In Nation's History, U.S. Customs Agents Intercept Rare, Invasive Beetle At Texas-Mexico Border
As the suspect drove off, one of the officers was dragged briefly and suffered injuries to his leg. He was treated at a local hospital.
Police said another officer followed the stolen squad car until it eventually wrecked in a vacant field. The suspect was treated at the scene for minor injuries.MORE NEWS: 'Lockdowns Are Wrong': Texas Gov. Abbott Reaffirms No More State Shutdowns, Mandates During Pandemic
Further details on the incident were not immediately released.