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Assault in Iowa City Ped Mall

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Police are investigating an assault that happened around bar-close time, or 1:45 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., Friday.  It happened in the Ped Mall near the intersection of Dubuque and College St. 

Witnesses told police the victim had run to the aid of a college age male who was being beaten by six to ten men.  Police say the victim was hospitalized after being knocked unconscious. 

The suspects were last seen running north on Dubuque St., randomly punching other men as they ran by them.  Police describe one of the suspects as a thin, light skinned black male, about 6' tall, with his hair pulled back into a pony tail, wearing a gray hoodie and white t-shirt with black writing or logo on the front.

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