Iowa City police investigating assault with bottle in downtown

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The Iowa City Police Department is seeking more information about a suspect that allegedly assaulted a man with a bottle.

According to an Iowa City Police media release, on Friday, Sept. 2, officers responded at 11:32 p.m. to the intersection of Washington and Linn Streets in downtown Iowa City for the report of a man who had just been assaulted. After interviewing the victim and witness, officers determined that the man was approached from behind by another man who then struck him in the head with a bottle.

The bottle-weilding assailant then fled the scene, according to the release. Police say the man is described as being white, approximately six foot and one inch in eight, with shoulder length brown hair and a muscular build. The man police are seeking was with four or five other individuals at the time of the incident.

According to the release, the victim was transported by the Johnson County Ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospitals Emergency Department. There, he received treatment for non-life threatening injuries and was released.

The incident remains under police investigation and the department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the identity of the suspect or the suspect’s associates.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477) or at www.iccrimestoppers.org. All contacts who call this number are confidential, and the caller does not need to reveal his or her identity to receive the reward.

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