A Seekonk police officer was taken to the hospital after he was hit by a suspect trying to escape arrest, Seekonk police said Monday.
Albert Rosario, 32, faces a litany of charges after the incident on Monday morning.
Police said the officer was one of several trying to stop a reported theft at Home Depot on Highland Avenue. When the suspect, later identified as Rosario, saw officers, he rushed to a vehicle in the parking lot. Officers tried to stop him, but he got the car into gear and drove off, hitting one officer and driving directly at a second, who was able to avoid the vehicle.
The officer who was hit was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
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Other officers followed Rosario, who police say crashed into multiple vehicles on Route 6 before rolling over his own car after crossing into East Providence.
He was taken into custody and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony, shoplifting, failing to stop for police, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and other traffic charges.
Police said Rosario also has nine active warrants for his arrest out of Massachusetts. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.