Police Seek Suspects Who Drove At Mass. Troopers

State Police are conducting a large-scale search in Dorchester and other parts of Boston for two suspects accused of hitting a trooper with a stolen car early Thursday.

Trooper Scott Flaherty was admitted to Mass General Hospital with leg, back and neck injuries, and broken bones. State Police say in the suspects' escape, they "narrowly missed running [Flaherty] over as he was laying on the ground."

Authorities say at least one trooper fired shots at the suspects as they fled Neponset Circle at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The troopers, who had been working a traffic detail, attempted to stop the car, which had been reported stolen. Following the incident, the suspects' 2012 Toyota Yaris was found abandoned in Dorchester and according to broadcast reports, it had bullet holes in it.

The driver is described as a black male, about 6-foot-2, 280 pounds, with dreadlocks.

The Toyota was reported stolen from a Rhode Island airport in two weeks ago.

This article was originally published on March 29, 2012.

This program aired on March 29, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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