SAN DIEGO – Two break-in suspects, one armed with a knife, were chased down and arrested at the National City Public Library Sunday night.
At about 9:30 p.m., National City police responded to a burglary alarm at the library, located at 1401 National City Blvd., to find two men inside.
One of the men was immediately caught while trying to hide in a back patio. He was armed with an eight-inch knife, police said. The other man ran up to the roof and threw a fire extinguisher down at officers.
Police had to use a K-9 and a search helicopter to find the suspect. He was discovered hiding in a roof vent sometime before 11 p.m. He was bitten by the K-9 during the arrest and was taken to UCSD Medical Center for treatment.
It was not immediately clear why the men broke into the library. Their names and the charges they face were not disclosed.