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.
Kirk said there were multiple witnesses to the attack. He said the police are investigating whether the attackers were drinking alcohol beforehand.