Police are hurt in struggle

first_imgGARDENA: Suspect is taken to a detox center. Two officers were injured; one suffered a broken hand. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER Two Gardena officers were recovering from injuries Sunday, a day after police said a 44-year-old man attacked them. Officers have had many interactions with Burrell over the years, Temple said. Burrell allegedly ran from the officers into a back room. When they followed him there, he lunged at them. He pushed one officer into a sliding glass door and fought with the others, Temple said. The officers fired a Taser stun gun at him, but it had no effect. By the time they wrestled him to the ground and handcuffed him, one had a broken hand and another officer’s hand also was injured. The officers were treated and released Saturday at a local hospital. Burrell was taken to a local hospital and is undergoing a drug detox program, Temple said. He will be booked on the charges after his drug withdrawal, police said. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The man, identified as Patrick Burrell, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence and assaulting officers. Burrell was acting strangely at his father’s home when police were called to help, said Sgt. Russ Temple. Four officers arrived at the home in the 1000 block of 131st Street at 12:51 a.m. Saturday. The man was standing in the living room with a cold, vacant stare, Temple said. “His demeanor caused them to believe he was under the influence,” he said. last_img

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