LAPD Officers Take Down Homeless Man for Attacking News Crew on Skid Row
The suspect faces multiple charges for an altercation that left three officers with minor injuries.
LAPD officers arrested a homeless man in L.A.'s skid row neighborhood Wednesday after he attacked a TV camera crew, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Members of a camera team for Fox local news affiliate KTTV were taping footage in the neighborhood when the man tried to take their camera, breaking it in the process. Video footage shows him attacking their equipment numerous times.
Police were called to the scene, and a group of officers spoke to the suspect before grabbing him and dragging him to the ground. Police used a Taser in the altercation.
LAPD public information officer Jack Richter told THR that the suspect is currently in custody. Police have not yet charged the suspect, as he would not give his identity, but Richter said that possible charges include assault on a police officer, robbery and interfering with an officer.
Three of the officers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene and released.
The incident follows police officers fatally shooting a homeless man named "Africa" on Sunday in skid row. The man was a convicted bank robber who was wanted for violating probation.
KTTV's video footage can be seen below.