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Police search for suspect who rammed cruiser in Chicopee

Massachusetts State Police say they are searching for a suspect who rammed a car into a police cruiser in Chicopee, then fled.

The suspect was pulled over by a trooper for motor vehicle violations on Roosevelt Avenue near Springfield St. at 12:15 p.m. today, State Police said in a statement.

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When both vehicles had come to a stop, the suspect’s black Ford Taurus accelerated and rammed into the cruiser. The car then drove through a chain-link fence surrounding a school’s ballfield and fled.

State Police located the abandoned car near 219 Saratoga St. Troopers are searching by helicopter and on foot for the suspect, officials said.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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