Officer Hurt During Hillcrest Scuffle


A San Diego police officer sustained an elbow injury Sunday while scuffling with a suspect during an arrest in Hillcrest. The incident happened just before 9:00a.m. in the 800 block of University Avenue when officers responded to a dispute between two neighbors in an apartment building, San Diego Police Department officer Dino Delimitros said.

"When the first officer arrived, he was threatened by the suspect who was holding a bench press barbell," Delimitros said.  "The officer tased the suspect.  When the electrical cycle of the taser stopped, the suspect attacked the officer and a second officer who had just arrived. "The suspect, whose name was not released, took a baton from one officer and attempted to unholster another officer's firearm, Delimitros said. 

The officers used a taser to again subdue the suspect and arrest him.  One of the officers suffered an injury to his elbow during the scuffle and was taken to a hospital for treatment, Delimitros said. The suspect was also taken to a hospital for his injuries, Delimitros said.  He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer and attempting to remove an officer's weapon.


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