Officer Injured in Scuffle While Transporting Man to Hospital

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A Los Angeles police officer was injured Monday when a man who was in custody began fighting while being taken to a hospital, officials said.


Sky5 video showed a Los Angeles Police Department officer surrounded by his colleagues in Sun Valley on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers were transporting the man via ambulance about 10 p.m. when the incident occurred at the 5 Freeway and Lankershim Boulevard, according to Sgt. Charles Coleman of the Los Angles Police Department’s Foothill station.

Several additional officers and Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to a call for assistance after the scuffle began.

The man in custody was taken to the hospital’s jail ward after being subdued.

LAFD paramedics treated the injured officer at the scene.

Sky5 video showed the officer sitting in a patrol car, surrounded by police and fire officials, and apparently in good spirits.