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CHICAGO (CBS) — A man trying to flee Chicago Police officers ended up falling through the ceiling in a Morgan Park neighborhood house Friday morning, then jumping out a window to escape.

The 27-year-old man, whom police have not named, was wanted by Chicago Police officers and FBI agents. Around 6:45 a.m. Friday, they came to a home in the 1000 block of West 115th Street searching for the suspect, who was believed to be there with relatives, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The man was being sought for an August 2011 warrant for possession of marijuana and crack cocaine, Mirabelli said. He was also wanted for attempting to run over officers with a vehicle when they tried to stop him on Dec. 1, 2011.

He also had prior convictions.

When officers were invited into the home, they noticed a chair underneath a ceiling door to an attic, Mirabelli said. They then heard running along the rafters of the attic.

The suspect then crashed through the ceiling into the living room, Mirabelli said. When officers attempted to arrest him, he punched two FBI agents and scuffled with police officers.

He then broke through a window and ran three blocks before he was apprehended in the 11500 block of South Sangamon Street, Mirabelli said.

One FBI agent sustained a laceration to the face and a second suffered a laceration to the wrist while attempting to place him in custody at the home, Mirabelli said. Police officers also suffered minor cuts and bruises, but none of the officers or agents were hospitalized.

The suspect was hospitalized for a medical evaluation and treatment of minor injuries.

Charges of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest are pending, Mirabelli said. The warrant also charged aggravated battery to a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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