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    Police Cruiser Collides With Suspect Car

    The northbound side of the Wilbur Cross Parkway was closed Monday night in Hamden after a suspect led police onto the highway, prompting an officer to fire his gun and causing the two vehicles to collide, according to state police.

    State police spokesman Trooper First Class Kelly Grant said the incident unfolded when a Hamden officer tried to pull over a car in town around 6 p.m. Monday.

    The suspect refused to stop and led police onto the Wilbur Cross Parkway, where the Hamden cruiser and suspect vehicle crashed in the area of exit 61 northbound.

    At some point during the chase, a Hamden officer fired his weapon, according to state police. No one was hurt during the encounter.

    State police said the suspect got out and tried to run away, but Hamden officers took the person into custody.

    The northbound lanes of the Wilbur Cross Parkway were still closed between exits 60 and 61 as of 11:30 p.m., according to state police.

    Grant said detectives from the State Police Central District Major Crime Squad are investigating the Hamden officer's use of his service weapon.

    No additional information was immediately available.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.