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San Diego man throws puppy in assault on officers, police say

December 16, 2011 |  9:01 am

Photo: Police taking Tyler Torres into custoday. Credit: KTLA-TVA San Diego police officer has a broken nose and another has a concussion after being assaulted when they told a Pacific Beach man that his neighbors wanted him to turn down his music, officials said.

About 11 p.m. Thursday, the officers arrived to ask Tyler Torres, 30, to turn down the music. He responded by throwing a puppy at them and punching both officers on the head and face, police said.

He then ran into his apartment, grabbed a knife and gun and told officers that he planned to shoot them, police said. A SWAT squad was called, and Torres was eventually arrested on charges of assault with intent to inflict bodily injury and resisting arrest.

Both officers were treated at a hospital. The dog was uninjured, police said.

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Photo: Police take Tyler Torres into custody. Credit: KTLA-TV

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