(ABC News) A California police officer who was assaulted with a skateboard on Thanksgiving Day is in critical condition, according to the South San Francisco Police Department.
The officer, who was not identified, sustained a major head injury and remains hospitalized, police said today.
The incident occurred on Thursday at approximately 2:20 p.m. Pacific time in South San Francisco, after the officer was waved down by someone who was reporting a person causing a disturbance at a local business, South San Francisco Police Chief Jeff Azzopardi said at a news conference today.
“Several patrons reported a subject acting aggressively and irrationally. The officer made contact with the suspect, who immediately became confrontational. During the contact, the suspect attempted to flee from the officer,” Azzopardi said. “After a short foot chase, the subject turned on the officer and intentionally struck him in the head with a skateboard, knocking him unconscious.”