VIDEO: Good Samaritans Come to CA Officer's Aid After Street Attack
A group of Good Samaritans recently came to the aid of a San Francisco police officer who was being attacked by a homeless man, reports KTVU.
The incident occurred Sunday when the officer calmly approached a man who police say was high on drugs while exposing and touching himself, and the man jumped on top of the officer.
Video from the incident shows bystanders running to the officer's rescue. They helped pry the homeless man off the officer and pinned the suspect to the ground.
"The fact that we had citizens who came to the assistance of the officer was really helpful and a great feeling that people are out there (who will) help and support," said Officer Giselle Talkoff with SFPD. "It became a very dangerous situation for the officer. And even for the public to view something like that it's pretty scary."
More police officers arrived on scene within minutes of the incident and the suspect was taken into custody. The officer suffered cuts and bruises.