San Jose State Officer Attacked, 3 Suspects Taken Into Custody

A San Jose State University police officer on Tuesday was injured after being attacked by three suspects who have since been taken into custody, a university official said.

The officer, who was punched in the face several times, was transported to a local hospital and later released, according to SJSU spokesperson Pat Harris.

The attack occurred around 12:20 a.m. near The Hammer Theater, which is located one block away from the South Bay campus but is part of the university police's jurisdiction, according to Harris.

Two officers were patrolling the area near the theater when they heard about two separate disturbances involving a group of three suspects, Harris said.

As the officers responded to one of the disturbances, one of the officers was attacked by one of the suspects, Harris said.

The suspect was tased by additional officers who rushed to the scene and taken into custody, according to Harris. He was then transported to the hospital to be treated.

The suspect, who was on parole, is expected to face charges for assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, challenging to fight in public and gang enhancements, Harris said.

The other two suspect were also taken into custody, according to Harris. They are being booked on resisting arrest, violating gang orders and challenging to fight in public. 

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call 408-924-2222.

Further information was not available. 

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