Driver Tries to Run Over ATF Agent: Police

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    An officer was struck by a car and the driver fled on foot near the Blue Route in Springfield, Delaware County. (Published Friday, Mar 7, 2014)

    Police are searching for one of the three suspects who allegedly tried to run over an ATF Agent.

    Investigators say officers with the ATF and Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division were conducting an operation on Baltimore Pike and Providence Road in Media, Delaware County Friday afternoon.

    Investigators say the officers approached a vehicle and attempted to apprehend the three suspects inside. The suspects allegedly failed to comply and drove their vehicle towards the officers at a high speed.

    Officials say an ATF agent fired his gun towards the vehicle and jumped out of the way, injuring himself in the process. He was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

    Officials say the suspects struck a parked pedestrian vehicle and then continued eastbound on Baltimore Pike. After striking two more pedestrian vehicles, the suspects' car finally came to a stop on the I-476 southbound on-ramp.

    Police say the three suspects then ran out of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. The officers were able to capture two of the three suspects. They continue to search for the third, described as a heavy-set man with a beard wearing a lime green shirt.

    One of the civilian drivers who was struck by the suspects' vehicle was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    Stay with NBC10.com for more details on this developing story.