Man punched, kicked in head during fight

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By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man was left bloodied and swollen after he was attacked during the early morning hours of Feb. 11.

Police found the victim after responding to a 911 assault call in the 1100 block of Marion Street about 1:35 a.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

Officers immediately noticed the 44-year-old man’s knuckles on both hands were split open and bloody, and he had swelling around his eyes and mouth, the report said.

The man told officers he was attacked in the 500 block of Glenwood Avenue by a man he knew only by a nickname.

The victim said he and the man had been riding around together before stopping at the Glenwood Avenue home.

He waited while the other man went inside, but said when the man returned, he accused the victim of taking items from the car.

That’s when the man allegedly began punching the victim, causing him to fall to the ground.

“(The victim) stated while on the ground (the man) continued to kick him about the head and back,” a deputy wrote in the report.

The man eventually stopped attacking him and the victim was able to walk away.

Lancaster County EMS workers treated the victim at the scene, but eventually brought him by ambulance to Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room for treatment. The victim’s condition was unknown Friday, Feb. 21.

Officers later went to the alleged crime scene and spoke with a witness who saw the two men argue and then fight.

When officers tried to call the alleged attacker, a man answered the phone, denied knowing the attacker and then hung up, the report said.

According to the incident report, the case remains active pending further investigation. It was unknown Monday if anyone has been charged or arrested in the case.

If you know anything about the assault, please call the Lancaster Police Department at (803) 283-1171, (803) 283-3313, or the LPD’s anonymous tip hotline at (803) 289-6040.


Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416