LAPD Officers Use Bean Bag Rounds To Arrest Suspect Armed With Metal Stick

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Published on 26 Sep 2019, 19:24
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Wilshire Boulevard was closed between La Brea and Cloverdale avenues on Monday afternoon while police investigated an assault in which a male suspect struck an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division. LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez said police received a call at approximately 12:45 p.m. about an assault with a deadly weapon occurring near Wilshire Boulevard and Detroit Street. Officers allegedly found a man swinging a metal pipe and attempted to get him to put it on the ground. LAPD spokesman Tony Im said a scuffle ensued and the suspect struck the unidentified officer in the head with the pipe. The officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released. Officers used a Taser and fired bean bag rounds at the suspect, who was taken into custody. He was identified as Timothy Camon, 53. The suspect was taken to a hospital in stable condition. He was later booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

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