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SSF police officer struck in head with skateboard remains in serious condition

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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.

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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.



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