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Officer involved in crash while pursuing rape suspect, police say

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A Charolotte-Mecklenburg police officer was involved in a crash while searching for a rape suspect Thursday afternoon.

The incident was reported around 1:30 p.m. at 7th Street and Charlottetowne Avenue, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Police say the officer was stopped in the middle of the intersection in order to make a U-turn.

A White Mercedes was attempting to drive past the cruiser when the two collided.

No injuries were reported in crash, police said.

The officer was attempting to check on a man walking up the onramp to Independence Boulevard who matched the description of a suspect in a separate investigation.

That person, who was wanted in connection to a reported rape in Grier Heights, was captured a short time later hiding behind a daycare on 7th Street.

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