Massachusetts State Police

Police Search for Motorcyclists After Trooper Hit and Dragged

The trooper sustained minor injuries after he was dragged a short distance from a gas station onto Route 138 in Canton

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Police are searching for a motorcyclist who allegedly hit and dragged a state trooper when fleeing a Canton gas station Tuesday night, according to authorities.

The Massachusetts State Police trooper, who has minor injuries, was trying to talk to two motorcyclists about reports of motorcycles racing in the area. They sped away from the Shell station on Route 138 around 10:20 p.m., dragging the trooper from the gas pumps onto the highway.

A gas station employee, working inside at the time, said he saw about 10 motorcycles pull up before the incident.

"They were getting gas, having a good time. I thought they were just chilling," Darrin Williams said. "I didn’t expect anything to happen. All of a sudden one of them just leaves really fast and just a lot of cops come in."

State police are asking for help to identify the suspects involved. Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police-Milton Barracks at (617) 698-5840.  

Canton firefighters treated the trooper at the scene, who declined to go to the hospital and remained on the job.

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