LIVERMORE (BCN) — Police in Livermore are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who reportedly backed his truck over an officer’s motorcycle during a stop late Friday morning, injuring the officer.
On Friday at 11:45 a.m., a motorcycle officer with the Livermore Police Department stopped a truck for a code violation on northbound Isabel Avenue between Interstate Highway 580 and Portola Avenue.READ MORE: UPDATE: Cal ISO Extends Flex Alert Into Friday; Bay Area, NorCal Heat Wave May Break Records
As the officer was getting off his motorcycle, the suspect put his truck in reverse and accelerated at a high rate of speed toward the officer, police said.
The officer managed to get out of the way of the truck as it backed over the officer’s motorcycle and then fled the scene.
Police said the officer was injured during the incident, and the motorcycle sustained significant damage.READ MORE: Gas Leak In San Francisco's Inner Richmond Prompts Shelter-In-Place, Evacuations
Additional officers pursued the suspect vehicle but ultimately canceled the pursuit due to public safety concerns.
The suspect vehicle is described as a brown Toyota Tundra with a crew cab. Authorities released an image of the vehicle that showed it backed up to the officer’s motorcycle.
“This act of violence against our officer is absolutely unacceptable. Our officers put their lives on the line for our community and an attack on an officer is an attack on our community,” Livermore Police Chief Jeramy Young said in a release. “We will work tirelessly to bring this offender to justice.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Livermore Police Department at (925) 371-4790. Callers may remain anonymous.MORE NEWS: Oakland's Mills College Looks At Potential Merger With Northeastern University, May Confer Degrees Again
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