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Stolen van crashes into prisoner transport vehicle

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Four officers were injured in crash with stolen minivan. (Source: WTMJ/CNN) Four officers were injured in crash with stolen minivan. (Source: WTMJ/CNN)

MILWAUKEE (WTMJ/CNN) - Milwaukee police say three suspected car thieves didn't make it very far, after crashing into a police transport van.

Police say the suspects had just stolen a minivan when they ran a blinking red stoplight this Monday morning and rammed the police van.

Officers had been taking a female prisoner to the hospital for a checkup.

"I heard a boom like an explosion. That's what it sounded like. Like something just blew up," said Debra Motin, a witness. "We jumped up and ran outside and we've been up ever since."

All four officers involved and the female prisoner were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were taken into custody after officers chased them down on foot.

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