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Officer assaulted by youths near Balboa Park

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A San Diego police officer was assaulted today while interviewing a group of youths in Balboa Park, authorities reported.

The officer reported the attack near the intersection of Upas Street and Balboa Drive about 12:20 p.m., according to police.

Medics took him to a hospital for treatment of an arm injury, SDPD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said. His condition was not immediately available.

Police fanned out through the park and took several suspects in the assault into custody.

It was unclear why the assaulted officer initially contacted the group, who were described as "punk rock" in appearance.

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