Police closed Wilshire Boulevard on Aug. 12 while they investigated an assault on a police officer that occurred near Detroit Street. (photo by Edwin Folven)
Wilshire Boulevard was closed between La Brea and Cloverdale avenues on Monday afternoon while police investigated an assault in which a male suspect struck an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division.
LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez said police received a call at approximately 12:45 p.m. about an assault with a deadly weapon occurring near Wilshire Boulevard and Detroit Street. Officers allegedly found a man swinging a metal pipe and attempted to get him to put it on the ground.
LAPD spokesman Tony Im said a scuffle ensued and the suspect struck the unidentified officer in the head with the pipe. The officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene and released.
Im added that officers used a Taser and fired bean bag rounds at the suspect, who was taken into custody. He was identified as Timothy Camon, 53.
The suspect was taken to a hospital in stable condition. He was later booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. Im did not know what motivated the attack.
Detectives from the LAPD’s Force Investigation Division are overseeing the investigation. Wilshire Boulevard remained closed for hours as the investigation was conducted.
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