Rapid City police officer attacked after fiery car chase

Five people were rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after their co-worker allegedly stabbed them with a pocket knife after a verbal confrontation at the Tallahassee business. (MGN)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City police officer was attacked with a knife and suffered a cut to the hand after a fiery car chase. Authorities say he is recovering.

The incident happened early Thursday. The Rapid City Journal reports that officers tried to stop a car that was driving the wrong way when the driver fled. The car caught on fire after it was damaged while crossing a median.

Police say the car was engulfed in flames and the male driver, female passenger and a dog ran away. As the driver was approached, he allegedly cut one of the officers. Authorities used a stun gun on the driver and arrested him on multiple counts.

Police say the woman was arrested on outstanding warrants. The dog was taken to an animal shelter.