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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Police: Md. trooper hurt trying to stop car thief

A Maryland State Police trooper struck by a man driving a stolen Honda in Prince George’s County Friday has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The injured trooper was trying to set up “stop sticks” to deflate the Honda’s tires, according to state police spokesman Marc Black.

The suspect fled into Montgomery County before abandoning the Honda near White Oak, Black said.

“The pursuit continued until the suspect bailed out and there was a brief foot pursuit,” he said.

The man was taken into custody by troopers and Montgomery County police, authorities said. They expected to take him back to Prince George’s County, Black said.

Troopers using a license plate reader mounted on a patrol vehicle near the Beltway and Baltimore Ave. had discovered the suspect was driving a stolen car, Black said.

The trooper was hit in the 10000 block of Baltimore Ave., he said.

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