A police office assaulted Thursday afternoon in South San Francisco remains in serious condition Friday morning after being struck in the head with a skateboard, police said.
The suspect in the assault, identified as Luis Alberto Ramos-Coreas, 28, of South San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer, according to the South San Francisco Police Department.
At approximately 2:20 p.m. a citizen waved down an officer about a disturbance at a business in the 300 block of Grand Avenue.
Police said the officer tried to approach the suspect creating the disturbance, but the suspect refused to comply.
The officer requested additional police assistance, and as a second officer arrived at the scene, the suspect fled on a skateboard.
One of the officers started chasing the suspect when the suspect stopped, turned and struck the officer in the head with a skateboard, police said.
The officer, who has not been identified, was knocked unconscious. The officer suffered a major head injury and was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The suspect continued running but was taken into custody a short time later by other officers.