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Suspect fleeing police struck by vehicle outside Philips Arena
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ATLANTA (WXIA) – A suspect fleeing from police was struck by a vehicle on Centennial Olympic Park Drive outside Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta at about 4:30 Friday afternoon.

Atlanta Police said that while the suspect was being placed inside the transport van parked on Centennial Olympic Park Drive, the suspect, while handcuffed, broke free from police custody and attempted to flee. The suspect ran into traffic, where he was struck by a passing motorist. 

Investigators said the suspect was bleeding from the head and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta in extremely critical condition.

The incident remains under investigation. 

 


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