Boynton Beach police officer injured in crash

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A Boynton Beach police officer remains hospitalized Tuesday morning with non-life-threatening injuries following a crash Monday evening. 

The crash happened at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Federal Highway. 

Police say the female officer was responding to a report of a suspicious incident involving a suspect armed with an AK-47. Investigators said witnesses told them that a black Chevy Equinox turned in front of the officer and struck the front driver's side. The officer swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the collision and hit a traffic light post, police said.

Police cited the driver of the SUV.

The name of the officer has not been released.

The occupants of the Chevy Equinox were not injured. 

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