Officer hurt while chasing burglary suspects in Metro East

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 7:28 AM

(KMOV.com) -- Police say an officer was hurt while trying to chase down burglary suspects in Mascoutah, Ill. early Friday morning.

According to police, the officer was near the intersection of S. Railway and Phillips around 1:30 a.m. when he saw two men trying to break into a vehicle.

Police say the officer gave chase, but hit the ground after suffering a leg or foot injury. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Meanwhile, one of the suspects was apprehended. The other remains at large.

The investigating is ongoing.

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