Driver in Gaslamp Attempts to Run Down Police Officer on Bicycle

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The suspect’s car with the police bicycle underneath. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A San Diego Police Department officer on a bicycle escaped injury when a driver tried to run him down in the Gaslamp district early Sunday.

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The assault was at around 1 a.m. near the intersection of F and Sixth streets, according to San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros.

The officer was able to jump off his bicycle, which was dragged underneath the suspect’s car.

Police said the driver ditched his car and ran into the night, evading capture. He remained at large Sunday.

— City News Service

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