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Long Beach police car struck by stolen car

A driver slammed a stolen vehicle into a Long Beach police squad car early Monday, April 1, 2013.

April 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police in Long Beach are hunting for a driver who they say slammed a stolen vehicle into a squad car early Monday morning.

Authorities say officers were in the area of 59th Street and Jaymills Avenue searching for a stolen white sedan when the car slammed into a police vehicle on Elm Avenue and 59th Street at 1:31 a.m.

An officer was treated at a local hospital and has since been released. The front end of the Long Beach cruiser was heavily damaged.

The male suspect fled the scene of the accident. A perimeter was established to search for him, but he was not located. A suspect description was not immediately available.

Officers ended their search for him at 4:22 a.m. The suspect remains on the loose.