A Los Angeles Police Department employee was struck with a rock and robbed Tuesday while running near the Police Academy.

Danny Ramirez, 28, of Los Angeles, assaulted the employee about 9:25 a.m. in a trail near the 800 block of West Academy Drive, in Elysian Park, according to Officer Mike Lopez.

An altercation followed, and Ramirez struck the employee’s head with a rock and stole property, Lopez said.

He ran from the scene but was taken into custody and arrested for suspicion of robbery, according to Lopez

The employee was treated at the scene for a head laceration. Information about whether the employee is an officer was not available.

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