A man is in custody after a Chicago police officer was hit by a car Tuesday in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side.
The on-duty officer was standing behind a barricade about 9:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of North Central Avenue when they were struck by a Kia sedan, Chicago police said. The officer was hospitalized in fair condition with leg injuries.
The 28-year-old man driving the Kia was taken into custody, police said.
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The attacker knocked on the back door and pushed it open in the 7600 block of North Sheridan Road, Chicago police said.
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