Suspect Shot by Police in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Arraigned

A suspect who was shot by police after allegedly dragging an officer with his car in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was arraigned Friday.

Police say 27-year-old Michael Clark of Tyngsborough stole a Buick LeSabre from the parking lot of Lowell General Hospital Saturday evening and used the owner's credit cards in New Hampshire before being chased by police.

Clark, according to officials, backed into a Chelmsford Police sergeant and dragged the officer for several yards. A Tyngsborough officer, fearing for the sergeant's life, shot Clark twice.

The suspect was airlifted to Boston Medical Center. The sergeant sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Friday, Clark was arraigned at the hospital on charges that include assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, driving to endanger, resisting arrest, failure to stop and receiving stolen property.

The suspect was ordered to be held without bail pending a dangerous hearing. A status hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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