Lakewood officer not seriously injured as police go after suspected car thieves

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- Lakewood police released more information Thursday evening about an incident involving suspected car thieves.

Police say the suspects pulled into a gas station on Triskett Rd and W. 116th. The officers boxed in the driver.

When one of the officers started to get out of the cruiser, he got knocked back into the car when the driver tried to get around the other cruisers.

The officer did not have to be taken to the hospital.

Three suspects were arrested.

Sources originally told the FOX 8 I-Team that the officer was struck by a car during a foot chase and was not seriously injured.