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D.C. police pursuit ends in crash, arrests

A D.C. police sergeant was injured in a car crash Wednesday night during a chase of burglary suspects that ended in Southeast, according to District police.

Police said officers responding to a call for a burglary in progress in the first block of Galveston Place, SW, saw potential suspects in a car that was speeding away about 9:45 p.m.

A D.C. police spokeswoman said officers chased the car about 1.5 miles, to Mississippi Ave, Southeast, near 4th Street, where it collided with an unmarked cruiser, which had its internal emergency lights flashing.

Police said the sergeant who was driving suffered minor injuries to his ribs and leg. Police said they arrested three men and were charging them with burglary while armed. Authorities said a gun was recovered at the scene.

Peter Hermann covers crime for The Washington Post.

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