Two east county men were arrested early Saturday after the beating of another man who was first tended to by firefighters in the area of Arroyo Way and Civic Drive.
The victim of the assault outside Vice Ultra Lounge was taken to a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening head injuries, according to a Walnut Creek police press release.
Arrested and held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury were Brian Palma, 20, of Antioch, and Johnny Lopez, 21, of Brentwood.
The victim told police he had been pistol-whipped. Police did not locate a firearm but found a bloodied metal object that appeared to have been used in the assault, police said.
Firefighters were in the area on another call around 1:45 a.m. Saturday. They treated the victim and flagged down a police patrol car.
Officers set up a perimeter and found the two suspects in a nearby stairwell, according to the press release. Vice Ultra Lounge security staff helped officers in identifying the suspects, police said.
The two suspects were taken to county jail in Martinez and are being held on $50,000 bail, police said.
If you have information about the incident early Saturday morning, Walnut Creek police encourage you to call at 943-5844.