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Assault on officer in Broadmoor

On February 24th, at approximately 10:25 pm, East Precinct officers were dispatched to Broadmoor, a private/gated community, for a report of a trespasser who refused to stop for uniform security. Officers arrived and were searching for the suspect when one of the officers located the suspect and the security officer following him.  The officer attempted to stop the suspect, but the suspect refused to comply.  The suspect attempted to hit the officer, but she was able to block his punch and wrestle him to the ground.  The suspect then grabbed onto the officer’s gun inside her holster.  It required both the officer and the security officer to forcefully remove the suspect’s hands from the butt of the service pistol.  Additional East Precinct officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody.  It was determined that the suspect, a 26 year old male, is suffering from mental illness and was not taking his medication.

The officer sustained only minor injuries during the struggle.