S. San Francisco police officer attacked with skateboard ID'd

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KTVU & AP) -- The South San Francisco Police Department says one of its officers was struck on the head with a skateboard and seriously injured during a pursuit.

A department statement released early Friday said the officer, a 12-year veteran of the force with two young children, was in surgery. He was later identified as Officer Robby Chon. 

Chon is married with two children. 

The suspect in the assault, identified as Luis Alberto Ramos-Coreas, 28, of South San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer, according to the South San Francisco Police Department.

Chief Jeff Azzopardi told a press conference Friday that the officer was knocked unconscious and suffered traumatic head injuries in the attack Thursday afternoon. The officer had responded to reports of a man acting aggressively near a business in the 300 block of Grand Avenue at 2:20 p.m.

The policeman tried to approach the man who was suspected of causing the disturbance but the man refused to follow the officer's orders.

Police say the suspect fled on the skateboard and then turned and used it to knock the officer unconscious. Another officer arrested the man.

The injured officer's name has not been released. A telephone message seeking further information on the officer's condition was left with the Police Department.

Police asked that anyone who witnessed the incident to call them at (650) 877-8900, or use their anonymous TIP line at (650) 952-2244.