CLEVELAND -- Police are searching for two men who assaulted an off-duty officer early this morning in the Warehouse District.

Police say at around 2:30 a.m. the officer was escorting two women to their car when they were approached by two men driving a white Charger or Camaro on West 9th Street. The men began harassing the women.

The officer flashed his badge and identified himself as an officer and ordered the men to stop. The men got out of their car and beat the officer and then got into their car and left.

The officer has been taken to Metro for treatment of injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Division of Police at 216.623.5464.