police File photo. (Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro).

A police cruiser smashed through a Northeast Philadelphia auto shop early Sunday morning after an officer got out of the vehicle to chase down a suspect, according to authorities.

Police said the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on the 2300 block of Welsh Road.

An 8th District officer exited a police car to launch a foot pursuit of a man suspected of aggravated assault.


The officer's vehicle then rolled backward into the Goodyear Auto Service Center at 2395 Welsh Rd.

No police personnel were injured in the crash.