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Police officer in marked SUV crashes into a bank branch building

A Bay Harbor Islands police officer got into a crash that ended with his marked SUV into a bank building before dawn Tuesday.

Whether driver error or a chase put the SUV grill-to-building corner of a Chase Bank branch at Northeast 125th Street and Ninth Avenue remains unclear. Herald news partner CBS4 says the officer was taken away in an ambulance.

One patient was taken to a hospital as a trauma alert, another taken to a hospital by private ambulance, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

This is a breaking news story. Information will be added ‎as it is learned.