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The search is still on for whoever assaulted a man inside a Lancaster bar late last month.
Deputies responded to Springs Memorial Hospital at about 1:36 a.m. March 30 to speak with a man who reported he was assaulted inside The Pit Stop, 1782 Grace Ave., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The 44-year-old Lancaster man said he had been knocked out after being punched in the face by another man earlier that morning.
The man told deputies he was playing pool and talking with a club bouncer, when another man “sucker punched him in the face.” He then fell to the ground and broke his ankle, the report said.
The victim did not know the man and had never seen him before, he said.
Deputies went to the bar and spoke with the bouncer, who confirmed he had been talking to the victim when the assault happened.
The bouncer described a separate argument earlier that night that the victim and his attacker both helped him to break up. The bouncer recalled later seeing the attacker approach the victim, wanting to shake hands, though the victim refused, the report said.
That’s when the man punched the victim in the face, the report said.
While at the hospital, deputies saw X-rays of the victim’s leg and noticed several fractures in his right ankle, the report said.
The victim’s condition was unknown Friday, April 19.
Deputies planned to show the victim a photo lineup to help identify the attacker.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said no arrests have been made, though the case is still being investigated.
The alleged attacker is described as a white man, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 250 pounds, the report said.
If you have any information about the assault, contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency line at (803) 283-4136.
Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416