Two Port Barre police officers investigating a possible hit-and-run were attacked by residents with a fishing pole, a folding chair and a bicycle -- "anything they could get their hands on," police said in a statement.

KATC-TV reports that a mother, Lybeth Hardy of Port Barre, and her teenage son and daughter were arrested on counts of second-degree battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. The severity of the officers' injuries was not clear.

"These officers were there to investigate a hit-and-run crash but instead had to fight with a family of all ages, defend their own lives and nearly had to use deadly force, all because of the disrespect and aggressive lifestyle that was taught from parents to children," Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux said in a statement.

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