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Fremont police assault suspect nabbed in L.A.

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

October 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A parolee, wanted on suspicion of ramming a stolen van into a Fremont motorcycle officer, has been arrested in Los Angeles.Fremont authorities said they received a tip that led investigators to track down the suspect, who had taken a bus from San Jose to Los Angeles.

Alexander Diaz, 36, was taken into custody around 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Fremont police said Diaz stole the van and accelerated into the officer, 43-year-old Patrick Brower, on Monday after Brower spotted the vehicle.

Brower was trapped under the van, which struck a light pole.

The officer was forced to undergo reconstructive surgery to his leg and foot, but he is expected to be released from the hospital this week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.