A father and son are suspected of attacking a police officer who had stopped the son as he was riding a bicycle, authorities said.
The officer had stopped a bicyclist in the area of Beach Boulevard and Clay Avenue at about 11:23 p.m. Tuesday when the officer allegedly was hit from behind by the father of the man he had stopped, said Huntington Beach Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt.
The father and son then allegedly began hitting and kicking the officer.
A woman who was accompanying the officer as a ride-along began screaming at the two men to stop, Marlatt said.
The men then got on their bikes and rode away.
Numerous officers arrived at the scene after the officer requested emergency backup.
Darryl Headrick, 58, of Huntington Beach, was located in the immediate area and arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon (kicking an officer in the head) as well as attempted second-degree murder on a police officer, Marlatt said.
His son, Bryce Headrick, 23, of Huntington Beach, was located several hours later and arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder on a police officer, Marlatt said.
The officer, who is not being identified, was taken to a local hospital with non-life- threatening head and face injuries.