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SDPD officers attacked while responding to vandalism call in Grant Hill area

Posted at 2:53 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 19:13:55-05

SAN DIEGO -- Two police officers were attacked Friday afternoon while responding to a call about a man who was smashing windows, according to San Diego Police Department officials.

A police spokesman told 10News officers responded to a vandalism call at around 2:30 p.m. near the House of Metamorphosis on Market Street in the Grant Hill area.

Police said officers initially could not find the suspected vandal, so they parked on 30th Street. As they parked, the suspected vandal returned to the scene, approached the police cruiser and threatened the officers, police said.

As the man continued to make threats, officers -- who noticed the suspect was intoxicated -- released a K-9 to subdue him. However, as officers attempted to pull the dog away, a person described as "an associate" began throwing rocks at the officers.

The officers, who were not injured during the fracas, were able to arrest the suspected vandal and the rock thrower.

Police said the suspected vandal was bitten by the dog but did not suffer serious injuries.

No other arrests were made.