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GREENSBORO, NC – Three Greensboro police officers received minor injuries late Monday afternoon after their vehicles were struck by a pickup truck driven by a man suspected of transporting drugs.

After receiving a credible tip that the suspect was bringing several kilos of cocaine into the city, the officers attempted to block his vehicle as it was slowing for a traffic signal at the intersection of High Point Road and South Holden road just after 4 p.m., according to police.

The suspect tried to escape officers by accelerating, and struck four unmarked police vehicles, including on head-on. He then fled southbound on Holden Road, got on I-85 southbound, crossed the highway median at Groometown Road, then abandoned his car near the overpass entrance to I-85 and fled on foot, according to police.

Greensboro Police Department’s K-9 tracked the suspect to a marshy area, where he was taken into custody.

The suspect is currently being interviewed by police.

His name has not been released.