A Glendale man suspected of physically abusing his children and later assaulting an investigating police officer was arrested on April 30, police said.

Authorities were responding to a family disturbance call around 9 p.m. in the 800 block of South Maryland Avenue, said Tahnee Lightfoot, a spokeswoman with the Glendale Police Department.

Anooshirvan Khanbabaei, 49, allegedly grew angry with his 6-year-old son for watching TV and slapped him approximately 10 times, she said.

Khanbabaei’s 16-year-old daughter tried to intervene, but Khanbabaei grabbed her hair and she fell to the ground, Lightfoot said.

He then choked her for a few seconds, police said.

Khanbabaei was eventually calmed down by his brother who was there at the time, Lightfoot said.

Both children were crying when police arrived and the mother was not home, she said.

Based on statements and visible marks on both victims, Khanbabaei was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse.

As he was being escorted out by police, he became uncooperative and allegedly kicked an officer.

An additional charge for assaulting a police officer was later added.

Khanbabaei is currently being held on $185,000 bail.

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