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Victim in Street Brawl Punched from Behind, Suffers Facial Fractures

by on October 28, 2014 3:00 PM

A street fight, in the middle of a downtown State College street, sends one man to the hospital.

Police are calling this an assault investigation and they're asking witnesses to come forward with information.

The incident happened early Sunday morning, just after 3 a.m.

According to a news release from the State College Police Department, two men got into a fight in the middle of South Garner Street near East Calder Way.

Officers called to the scene found a man bleeding from his face. He was taken to the Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment of what are described as "facial fractures."

Investigators say as the two men were fighting, a third man walked up behind the victim and punched him in the face, knocking him unconscious.

There's no word on the injured man's condition.

The man involved in the initial fight ran away before police arrived.

According to police, witnesses describe that third man as white with a red beard and glasses. He was dressed in a dark blue shirt, blue jeans and was wearing a black baseball cap on his head backwards.

He reportedly jumped into the passenger seat of a black Ford F-150 pick-up truck that was parked in front of the Chipotle Restaurant, a block away on Hiester Street. The pick-up truck was last seen heading west on East College Avenue.

If you have any information you should call State College Police at 814-234-7150. You can also file an anonymous tip by clicking HERE

Steve Bauer was the Managing Editor of Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy.
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