Assault Suspect in Custody After Hour-Long Search in Oceanside

An assault suspect was taken into custody by police Friday after a brief search near the San Louis Rey riverbed in Oceanside.

Oceanside Police Department (OPD) officers were searching the area near the San Luis Rey Riverbed, next to the Marine Memorial Golf Course, for a suspect wanted for an assault around 11 a.m., according to OPD.

The suspect was believed to be armed with a machete.

The department asked the San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) to provide a helicopter to search from the sky.

An hour after the search began, the suspect was taken into custody, according to police.

No other information was available.

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