H.B. man arrested in beating

Huntington Beach police arrested a man Sunday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman was left in critical condition.

Thomas Clifford Johnson of Huntington Beach was arrested in connection with the incident, according to a statement from police.

Police said they received a call from a resident in the 20000 block of Portview Circle around 3:30 a.m. Sunday reporting that a woman in her 60s appeared to be badly beaten.

Huntington Beach Fire Department paramedics aided the woman before she was transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment, according to police. She was last reported to be in stable but critical condition.

Police are not releasing further information as the investigation continues.

Witnesses are asked to contact Det. Steve Wickser on the Huntington Beach police tip line at (714) 375-5066 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at occrimestoppers.org or (855) 847-6227.

— Anthony Clark Carpio

Twitter: @acocarpio

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