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UPDATE: Two Montclair Police Officers Injured During Traffic Stop


Essex County officials announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will investigate a motor vehicle incident that occurred yesterday that left a civilian and two police officers injured.

Officials say the preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday,

According to police, a Montclair police officer stopped a vehicle for various motor violations.

During the course of the stop, it was learned that the suspect vehicle had been reported stolen. Police say the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

While fleeing, the driver struck a Montclair police officer.

The Montclair police engaged the suspect vehicle, which traveled into Newark.

The incident ended in the area of North 6th Street when the suspect vehicle struck a parked car owned by a civilian.

Two police officers and a civilian were injured in which those injuries are non-life-threatening officials said.

The incident is being investigated by the Professional Standards Bureau and the Crime Scene Investigation Bureau of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.