Johnstown police say an officer was checking on a suspicious person who was possibly trying to break into vehicles just after 10 last night.
The suspect took off running from the officer on Butler Ave.
That's in the city's west end.
When the officer caught up to him, he allegedly fought with the officer and struck him in the head several times before taking off again.
The officer received minor injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male wearing black pants, a black shirt, a gold necklace and has a short afro hair style.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Johnstown Police at 1-800-281-1680
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