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Halifax police looking for suspect in random downtown attack

Halifax Regional Police have released these images of a suspect in relation to an assault investigation. The victim was punched repeatedly by a man while walking in downtown Halifax. Provided/ Halifax Regional Police

Police in Halifax are looking for a man who randomly attacked another man in broad daylight in the city’s downtown.

According to Halifax Regional Police, a 36-year-old man was walking in the area of Spring Garden Road and Queen Street at about 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 when he was approached by another man.

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The suspect punched the victim repeatedly in the side of the head. The victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was treated in hospital.

Police say the suspect was seen leaving on a Halifax Transit bus travelling on Route 1. Officers checked several buses but were unable to find the suspect.

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The suspect is described as a black man, between the ages of 20 and 40, with short dark hair and a medium build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket and tan cargo pants.

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Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call police at (902) 490-5016 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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