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Iowa City Police investigate overnight assault

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Iowa City police are on the lookout for a man involved in an overnight assault on the pedestrian mall. Police were called just before 2:00 am Wednesday to a report of an unresponsive male who had fallen in the 100 block of East College Street.

Upon arrival, officers found an extremely intoxicated unconscious male lying on the ground with a significant laceration on the back of his head. Further investigation determined the victim had been in involved in a fight with another subject. During the incident the suspect tripped the victim causing him to fall and strike his head on a brick ledge. The suspect then fled on foot eastbound through the pedestrian mall. The suspect is described as a white male, 5'5", thin build, brown hair, in his early twenties wearing a black t-shirt with white writing on the front. The victim was transported to University of Iowa Hospitals by Johnson County Ambulance for the laceration and head trauma.

This incident remains under investigation by the Iowa City Police Department. Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

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