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3 Officers, K9 Assaulted by Burglary Suspect in Downtown San Diego

Three officers were assaulted by a suspect who broke into a hotel room in Downtown San Diego Wednesday afternoon.

The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) says the burglary occurred around 12:45 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel on A Street near Waterfront Park. When an officer arrived on scene, the man jumped out of a window on the third floor.

The officer called for backup and was able to track him down at a home on 5th Avenue and Elm Street.

When they tried to take him into custody, the suspect bit two officers and assaulted a K9. The two officers were not hurt but one officer did suffer a leg injury and was taken to the hospital.

The K9 was taken to an animal clinic in Mission Valley but the extent of injuries is unknown.

SDPD says the suspect also suffered injuries.

It's unknown if anything was stolen from the hotel room.

No other information was immediately available.

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