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Manhunt for suspect who threw a Pa. cop over guardrail

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:23:53 GMT

By PoliceOne Staff

WEST PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An officer was assaulted by a man, then thrown over a guardrail down a steep embankment, WFMZ reported.

Sgt. Melissa Ruch stopped Wednesday evening to investigate a car stopped along the highway. When she approached the vehicle, a man rushed her, picked her up, and threw her over a guard rail.

Ruch was able to use her TASER on the man and called for backup, but the man escaped..

The officer was flown to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police told the publication they are looking for a Hispanic man, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4 weighing 240 to 260 pounds. He was possibly driving a dark-colored Nissan Maxima.

An investigation is ongoing.

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