The two Anaheim police who were injured while arresting an assault with a deadly weapon suspect — who was possibly under the influence of drugs — have been released from an area hospital, police said Sunday.
The first officer was released from the hospital sometime Saturday night and the other sometime Sunday, the Anaheim Police Department reported.
The condition of the suspect, who within minutes of being taken custody suffered a full cardiac arrest, was not immediately known.
The officers were called at 8:40 a.m. Saturday to the apartment complex in the 2200 block of West Broadway regarding a man who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and allegedly assaulted an employee of the complex, Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said.
“Preliminary information indicates when the officers tried to take the suspect into custody, a physical altercation occurred,” Wyatt said. Additional officers were called to the scene.
“The suspect was eventually taken into custody, and within minutes went into full cardiac arrest,” he said.
Police officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived and took him to a hospital, where his condition was not available.
The officers’ injuries were originally described as serious but not considered life-threatening.
“Due to the seriousness of the incident, concurrent investigations are being conducted by the APD Homicide Detail, the APD Major Incident Review Team and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office,” he said.