ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A St. John Parish police officer was injured during a pursuit Wednesday morning, according a report from the police department.
The officer was injured while responding to a report of a man carrying a gun walking along Yorktowne Drive in LaPlace.
The officer saw the suspect fleeing the area along a canal bank on foot.
While in pursuit of the suspect, the officer crashed his unit into a canal.
Emergencies medical services arrived on scene and administered aid to the officer.
The officer sustained a broken arm, broken ribs, broken jaw and other injuries. He was transported to a New Orleans hospital where he is being treated.
The suspect was apprehended. Updates will follow.