Police cruiser hit during altercation on Silas Dean Highway at Rocky Hill

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ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — A police cruiser was hit while responding to a domestic call Sunday night in Rocky Hill.

According to Rocky Hill Police, at approximately 5:05 p.m. an officer responded to a reported physical altercation in the parking lot of On the Border Restaurant on Silas Deane Highway. On scene, the officer determined the incident was domestic in nature.

Police say a person involved with the incident left the scene with a young child prior to the officer’s arrival.

According to officials, as the officer positioned a police cruiser behind the suspect’s vehicle at which point the suspect reversed, striking the cruiser’s front bumper before fleeing the scene.

Later, officials located the young child unharmed.

The police officer was not injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect was later taken into custody by New Haven Police.

No further details have been available at this time.

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