Police: Man assaults 2 officers, steals cruiser

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say two Philadelphia police officers are in stable condition at a hospital after a pedestrian they stopped to question assaulted them and took off in their cruiser.

Police say the assault happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in west Philadelphia. They say that after driving away, the suspect later abandoned the cruiser. He then broke into the rear of a home, where a resident fought him off.

Police have arrested the suspect. He hasn’t been identified.

The officers are being treated at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.