Officer injured during foot pursuit of sex assault suspect in Hollywood

An officer was injured Monday night while chasing a sexual assault suspect on foot in Hollywood.

The suspect, who was wanted for allegedly assaulting two women at a Starbucks near El Centro and DeLongpre Avenue, was taken into custody sometime after 11 p.m. following a manhunt in the area, according to reports from the scene.

Investigators told news outlets the suspect ran when officers arrived at the scene and was found hiding in bushes near a building.

The injured officer was believed to have suffered a leg injury either during the chase or during a confrontation with the suspect, it was reported.

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