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San Diego Police Shoot Man In Custody Who Escaped Handcuffs, Took Gun

Police cars are parked outside of San Diego Police Department headquarters fo...

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Above: Police cars are parked outside of San Diego Police Department headquarters following an officer-involved shooting, July 5, 2020.

San Diego police tonight shot and wounded a 25-year- old man in custody who slipped out of handcuffs at police headquarters and grabbed an officer's back-up gun.

The events happened at 8 p.m., said San Diego police Officer John Buttle.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No officers were injured, Buttle said.

It was not clear how many officers fired their weapons, nor how many times the suspect was struck. It was also unclear why the man was in custody.

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