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UConn student carjacked cruiser in New Jersey

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The charges keep piling up for a Connecticut man accused of stealing a police car and ramming four cruisers during a wild chase in northern New Jersey.

Authorities say 22-year-old Sereymanta Kong is charged with injuring four officers, the latest being a sheriff's officer who guarded him at a hospital.

The Record newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1JTDHT5) Kong injured the officer, who was knocked to the ground while a nurse tried to give Kong medication.

The chase began Sunday afternoon when Kong stole the SUV of a woman who stopped to help as he was lying in the street.

After police gave chase, Kong somehow was able to steal a police cruiser. He was caught in Paramus.

He's being held on about $1.3 million bail. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

Kong is a student at the University of Connecticut.

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