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Police officer hurt in scuffle with transient in Ocean Beach

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A San Diego police officer was injured Thursday morning after getting into a scuffle with a transient in Ocean Beach.

The incident happened just after 7:00 a.m. at the foot of Newport Avenue when two officers approached a sleeping man on the street. When the man woke up, police say he became combative and tried to grab an officer's gun.

One of the officers fell back and twisted his ankle. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The transient was taken into police custody.

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