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SDPD: Trespasser attacks police with railroad spike in Barrio Logan

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 17:59:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A man was arrested Thursday after attacking police with railroad spikes and rocks in a Barrio Logan train yard, police said.

San Diego Police were called to the BNSF Railway Yard along Harbor Drive around 10 a.m. to reports of a trespasser. Officers arrived to find a man who had armed himself with a stick and railroad spikes, police said.

The suspect reportedly threw the spike at officers and fled under a rail car, refusing to come out. The man also threatened to kill a police K-9 on scene, SDPD added.

Police created "decision making space" and tried to talk the suspect into surrendering. After those efforts failed, officers used shotgun beanbags, pepper balls, and eventually a K-9 officer to get the man to surrender.

He was pulled from under the railcar and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries, including dog bites, police confirmed.

No officers were injured during the event.