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Metro East officer dragged by suspect vehicle during traffic stop; 3 in custody

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Police outside the Flying J Truck Stop on Race Horse Drive after an officer was dragged by a suspect vehicle Wednesday (Credit: KMOV) Police outside the Flying J Truck Stop on Race Horse Drive after an officer was dragged by a suspect vehicle Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

ALORTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Three people are in police custody after an officer was dragged overnight in the Metro East.

According to Alorton Police Department officials, the officer pulled over a vehicle near the Flying J Truck Stop on Race Horse Drive and Route 15 around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. During the traffic stop, the Alorton officer was dragged by the suspect vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was later stopped in East St. Louis and three suspects were arrested.

The officer reportedly suffered minor injuries in the incident.

No other details have been released.

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