December 5, 2023
Police subdue the theft suspect after the alleged assault on an officer. Picture credit score: OnScene.TV

An officer was injured Saturday when he was allegedly hit with a metallic pole wielded by an armed theft suspect who was subsequently arrested, police mentioned.

The suspect allegedly had used the 4-foot metallic pole in a Ridgeview-Webster theft, in accordance with the San Diego Police Division.

The suspect allegedly started hitting a patrol automobile at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday, then ran towards an Arco gasoline station at 4333 House Ave., close to Fairmount Avenue.

One other officer tried to cease the suspect and was hit within the neck with the pole, police mentioned. The suspect allegedly resisted arrest and a physique wrap was used to manage the person.

Medics despatched the injured officer and the suspect to a hospital. Police mentioned each had been later launched with minor accidents. The suspect was positioned beneath arrest.

No additional particulars had been accessible concerning the alleged theft and it was unclear what property, if any, was stolen.

One other SDPD officer was injured this week, in a Chollas Creek capturing. That suspect stays at massive.

– Metropolis Information Service