Bay Area Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Attacked With Skateboard

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A South San Francisco police officer was in critical condition after a man struck him in the head with a skateboard during a confrontation on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.

The officer was responding to a disturbance in the early afternoon at a business in the 300 block of Grand Avenue, police said. When the officer arrived at the scene, the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Luis Alberto Ramos-Coreas, refused to follow the officer’s commands, authorities said.

Ramos-Coreas fled on his skateboard and the officer ran after him, according to a statement from the police department. The suspect then “stopped, turned and struck the officer on the head with the skateboard, knocking the officer unconscious,” authorities said.

Other officers took Ramos-Coreas into custody without further incident, police said. He is expected to be charged with attempted murder of a police officer and other felonies.

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