NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person is in custody after they allegedly hit an airport police officer with their vehicle near Nashville International Airport late Sunday night.

According to Metro police, the officer was dispatched to the intersection of Donelson Pike and Knapp Boulevard just after 11 p.m. to respond to a rollover crash.

BNA officials said as the officer was responding to the crash, a black Nissan sped though a police barricade at a high rate of speed and hit the airport officer.  

The officer was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is recovering from surgery with non-life-threatening injuries.

BNA reported the driver fled the scene and was later taken into custody.

“The BNA Department of Public Safety plans to pursue a series felony charges relating to the incident. We are deeply proud of the heroic efforts of our injured officer and the swift response of fellow officers to render lifesaving first aid.”

Paul Lindsley, BNA spokesperson

No other information was immediately released.

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