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UPDATE: Sacramento police arrest suspect after search in Land Park

02/10/2014 5:09 PM

10/08/2014 11:37 AM

Three Sacramento police officers were injured in Land Park this afternoon after a suspect fled from Regional Transit officers who tried to talk with him, according to police.

The suspect, identified as Michael Kennedy (pictured), 19, was taken into custody following an hourlong search. None of the officers was seriously injured, though one required medical treatment.

About 4:30 p.m., Regional Transit officers who had been riding a light-rail train got off and tried to contact a group of individuals near Fifth Avenue and Freeport Boulevard, said police Officer Michele Gigante. One of the individuals took a swing at one of the officers, missing but causing the officer to fall to the ground, Gigante said.

The suspect then fled and officers set up a perimeter in the area. Police K-9s and the helicopter were called to assist.

During the search, one officer cut his hand, Gigante said.

At some point, Kennedy allegedly stole a bike from a detached garage and tried to ride out of the perimeter, Gigante said. An officer recognized the suspect from descriptions broadcast over the police radio and tackled him. That officer was injured in the brief altercation and treated at the hospital, she said.

Gigante said Kennedy was booked for outstanding warrants, and on suspicion of fleeing from police and felony assault on an officer.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof

Cathy Locke

Andy Furillo
Superior Court

Denny Walsh
Federal Court

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