VIDEO: Lifeguard beaten by 3 suspects at Venice Pier

VENICE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three suspects were taken into custody Thursday night after allegedly attacking a lifeguard at Venice Pier, Los Angeles police said.

The attack, which was captured on camera by a local surfer, occurred at about 7:15 p.m. In the video, the Los Angeles County lifeguard climbs down from the lifeguard tower and is immediately attacked by two men and a woman.

RAW VIDEO: Vicious lifeguard beating at Venice Pier

Following the altercation, the lifeguard tells fellow lifeguards that the suspects flicked a cigarette at his tower.

"You sexually harassed me," the woman yells before attacking the lifeguard again.

The lifeguard was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. He may have suffered a broken hand, according to L.A. County Lifeguards Capt. Ken Haskett.

"It is a felony to assault an ocean lifeguard, who is a peace officer," Haskett said.

One suspect, who was knocked unconscious, was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The three suspects were arrested for felony battery on an executive officer.

Further details on what prompted the attack were not immediately released, but the incident remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
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