Armed man at large after police car rolls during chase, injuring officers

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Two police were injured when their car rolled after they lost control while chasing an armed man who evaded arrest in northern Victoria on Monday afternoon. The man remains on the run.

The officers were at a property near Shepparton for an arrest when a man allegedly approached them armed with a firearm just after midday.

He fled the scene at Katandra West, near Shepparton, and a short time later, the officers’ car lost control and rolled on Creighton Road about 12.30pm.

The police car was left partially crushed, with the bonnet smashed in.

The pair suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital for observation.

After fleeing police, the man drove 15 minutes to a home in Youanmite, where he took off in a different car, according to police. He is still on the run.

Nine News reported that a neighbour said the man was shirtless and yelling when he faced off with police at the property.

“All the police were crouched down with their guns pulled,” she said.

“They kept saying to him, ‘Put your weapon down and put your hands behind your head,’ and then he just walked back and he said, ‘I’m not f—ing going back to jail again.’”

Officers are guarding the home where the initial incident took place, Nine said. The man allegedly stole the resident’s car when he fled.


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