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Oakland police officer injured in crash


An Oakland police officer who was critically injured in a crash Monday morning had been responding to a call of a suspicious person near the Port of Oakland, police said.

The officer was headed east in a marked patrol SUV on Middle Harbor Road near the west gate of the Oakland International Container Terminal, where the SUV hit a car and then a parked big-rig at 2:49 a.m.

The officer had to be extricated by the Oakland Fire Department and was taken to a hospital. Police said earlier that the officer was undergoing surgery, but no update on the officer’s condition has been released.

No other drivers were injured in the crash.

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