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Police Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Juvenile in Newark; Officer Injured

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By: Jackie Amorine 

A police officer suffered a severe leg injury after a pursuit ended in Newark's South Ward Wednesday evening. 

According to preliminary reports, police began following a vehicle that was carjacked by strong arm in the East Ward shortly before 5:50 p.m. 

Units observed the vehicle while patrolling and attempted to get the driver to pull over. 

The suspect led officers to the vicinity of 380 Jeliff Avenue, where the juvenile bailed from the vehicle but was apprehended by officers. 

The injured cop was rushed to University Hospital for treatment for a broken leg that happened during the chase.  

No other injuries were reported and the incident remains under investigation.