Police: Man assaults 2 officers in West Philadelphia, steals cruiser

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) - Authorities say two Philadelphia police officers are in stable condition at a hospital after a pedestrian they stopped to question assaulted them and took off in their cruiser.

Police say the assault happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in West Philadelphia on Poplar Street. They say that after driving away, the suspect later abandoned the cruiser at Ithan and Media streets. He then broke into the rear of a home on the 1400 block of North 56th Street, where a resident fought him off.

Police have arrested the suspect. He hasn't been identified.

The officers are being treated at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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