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Man seen destroying lobby of San Diego police headquarters

Posted at 6:33 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 11:56:50-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man was taken into custody after he was seen damaging the lobby at the San Diego Police Department’s downtown headquarters.

At around 5:30 a.m. Friday, an SDPD officer heard noise coming from inside of the building on 1401 Broadway and saw a man trashing the lobby.

Other officers responded, and as they surrounded the lobby from the outside and inside, the man used a large stick or bat to smash glass doors.

After some glass broke, officers converged and ordered him to drop the object.

Officers deployed less-lethal rounds towards the man and struck him. Once he was on the ground, officers arrested him.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage to determine where the man came from and how he ended up inside the building.