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SDPD Officer Assaulted While Trying to Make Traffic Stop: PD

A San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officer was assaulted by a suspected narcotic dealer after trying to conduct a traffic stop, police confirmed to NBC 7. 

An SDPD officer first attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a narcotic dealer around on the 5300 block of Prosperity Lane, police said.

The narcotics operation started around 10:10 a.m., but officers did not try to pull over the suspect until later, SDPD Officer Tony Martinez said. 

The suspect assaulted the officer with his car and then took off, according to police.

The officer suffered a minor elbow injury. 

The suspect yielded on the northbound Interstate 15, near State Route 52, at approximately 12:25 p.m., where officers arrested him. 

No further information is available. 

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