Assailants attack man on Main Street
January 21, 2009
Two assailants attacked a man outside the Egyptian Theatre early on Jan. 18, leaving him with injuries that required hospitalization, the Park City Police Department said.
According to Phil Kirk, a police captain, the attack occurred at 1:19 a.m. moments after the two assailants were lying on the ground. Kirk said the two were blocking the sidewalk as the victim and his wife were walking by. A confrontation ensued. Kirk said one of the suspects held the man down while the other attacked him.
The victim is a 37-year-old Los Angeles resident. Kirk said he suffered "severe facial injuries." An ambulance took him to a hospital.
Someone found a nearby police officer, and the authorities received a 911 call reporting the attack. Kirk said the victim’s wife helped the police locate one of the suspects in a nearby nightclub.
The suspect, a 25-year-old from Utah County, faces a preliminary charge of assault. A more serious charge of aggravated assault is under consideration, Kirk said.
The police are searching for the second suspect.
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Kirk said there were multiple witnesses to the attack. He said the police are investigating whether the attackers were drinking alcohol beforehand.