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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a NYPD police officer was injured while attempting to pull over the driver of a pickup truck wanted in an attempted robbery.

They say the driver refused to stop and struck the officer as he sped away. The incident occurred Thursday night in Astoria, Queens.

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was listed in stable condition at a hospital.

Police are investigating reports that shots may have been fired.

They say the suspect had tried to rob a woman of her purse earlier in the day.

Police say the pickup truck was stolen in Florida on Aug. 20.

Police on Friday were canvassing the area in search of the suspect. His truck was found abandoned in Queens.

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