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Oceanside Police officer injured after suspect breaks windshield

Posted at 5:45 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 23:16:59-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — An Oceanside officer was taken to the hospital Tuesday after a man broke a patrol vehicle's windshield, sending glass into the officer's eyes.

OPD said a man known to police as a transient got into a confrontation with an officer at College Ave. and North River Rd. at about 5 p.m. The man reportedly used an object to break the windshield of the officer's vehicle, injuring the officer's eyes with glass.

The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and will reportedly be okay, according to OPD.

The San Diego Sheriff's Department, Carlsbad Police, and an ASTREA helicopter helped in the search for the suspect. SDSO said just before 7 p.m. that the suspect was in custody.

According to City News Service, the suspect was armed with a machete. The suspect reportedly stabbed a police dog during his arrest. The dog was taken to a veterinarian, CNS reported.