OFFICER ATTACKED BY KNIFE-WIELDING SUSPECT IN CITY HEIGHTS

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August 15, 2011 (City Heights) – Michael Anthony Gonzales, 43, has been arrested after attacking a police officer and two citizens who came to the officer’s aide. All three suffered stab wounds in the attacks, which occurred Saturday at 12:35 p.m. in the 4200 block of 43rd Street in City Heights.

 

Officer Doherty had pulled over Gonzales on his bicycle for a traffic violation. When she began looking up his record, he fled, according to Sgt. Ray Battrick with San Diego Police. Gonzales refused an order to stop and began punching the officer when she tried to detain him, she she used a taser on him.

 

The officer was cut on the chin and complained of pain in her head and body; she was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. One of the citizens suffered stab wounds in the back, chest, neck and left side; the other citizen as stabbed in the forearm, however neither went to the hospital and the wounds are considered minor. One of the citizens succeeding in removing the knife from Gonzales’ hand.

 

Gonzales was taken into custody by additional officers who arrived on the scene. He had three warrants for his arrest, including drug paraphernalia charges, and additional charges will be filed, police said.