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Mt Carmel Officer Injury Turns into Pursuit Thursday

Mt. Carmel Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit that ended in Indiana.  At approximately 3:20 pm Police were at the Mt. Carmel High School investigating an alleged threat made by a student.  Shortly after police arrived on scene, Mt. Carmel dispatch was notified that a police officer was struck by a vehicle.  The officer that was hit advised the vehicle failed to stop and he was in pursuit.  Police officers responding to the area located the vehicle and joined the pursuit.  The pursuit was picked up by Indiana authorities and a 17 year old male was taken into custody.

The Mt. Carmel Police officer is currently being treated at Wabash General Hospital.  The Officer is expected to make a full recovery.  Charges in Illinois are pending.  This investigation is ongoing.  An update on this case will be released tomorrow.