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Man accused of running over Hartford officer was arrested

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The scene on Park Street Wednesday night. (WFSB photo) The scene on Park Street Wednesday night. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The man accused of hitting a Hartford police officer with a vehicle has been arrested.

Police said 28-year-old Christopher Reh was arrested on Friday morning at St. Francis Hospital.

He was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, assault on police, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and evading responsibility.

On Wednesday night South Windsor police issued a missing persons alert for Reh, who allegedly threatened to harm himself, family and police.

Hartford police assisted in the search and located Reh in the area of Park Street.

Officers tried to calm Reh down, but that didn't work. Reh reportedly drove into several police cruisers before hitting a Hartford police officer.

Before the officer went down, or possibly as he was getting up, he was able to fire at least fired four shots. Two struck Reh in the arm.

After the shots were fired, Reh slammed into a building at 577 Park St.

On Thursday, police identified the officer involved as Andrew Nelson Jr., who sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Both were taken to area hospitals.

After Reh’s arraignment on Friday, he will be turned over to the department of corrections. The arrest warrant has a $1 million bond.

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