2 NJ cops injured in scuffle with suspect

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - September 24, 2011

One of the Gloucester Township officers apparently sustained a broken bone in his knee, while the other was not seriously injured in the incident that began around 3:30 a.m.

The officers were assisting Haddon Heights police in their search for 25-year-old Hector Aviles of Camden. Aviles had allegedly led police on a chase in a stolen van and then ran off when it crashed.

The Gloucester officers found Aviles hiding in some bushes and the scuffle ensued. But they were soon able to subdue him.

Aviles, who was treated for minor injuries, was being held in the Camden County Jail on $150,000 bail. It wasn't known if he had retained a lawyer.

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