SAN BERNARDINO – A 20-year-old burglary suspect who attacked two police officers was finally arrested on Thursday after a foot chase.
Police discovered the suspect, Maurice Gibson (20), while he was in the process of burglarizing a home.
Gibson, according to police, is a suspect in multiple burglaries throughout the city.
On Thursday morning, police and San Bernardino County Probation officers made a probation search in the 1100 block of East Congress Street.
Searching the area, Gibson was spotted fleeing on foot, though he was eventually stopped by officers. Police reports stated that Gibson was running from a house he had just burglarized.
While being questioned by police, Gibson was seated on a curbside, a detective attempted to place handcuffs on him. Instead, the detective was assaulted by Gibson. The detective fell and struck his head on the concrete.
Gibson fled through residences and a construction zone on the 1000 block of East Mill St. where he began to remove his clothes in order to hide from officers.
Officers, conducting a search, eventually found Gibson hiding in a broken underground pipe within the construction area.
Three officers tried to contain Gibson, who resisted and assaulted another police officer, losing his pants in the struggle. Officers eventually took him into custody.
Gibson was treated for an undisclosed condition, taken to West County Detention Center on multiple charges, including an active warrant for a probation hold. Police reports stated that Gibson is familiar to police officers.
Injured officers were treated, one for a laceration to the head while another officer was suffering from complaints of pain. Both are expected to recover.