The Virginia Tech Police Department is investigating a simple assault that occurred on May 10, 2010, at 1:54 a.m.

The victim reported that while walking on Spring Road near Lane Stadium he was assaulted by an unknown male. The victim reported that the suspect exited a vehicle as it drove past the victim. The suspect -- described as a male, wearing no shirt, having tanned skin, and several tattoos -- then approached the victim from behind and struck him several times with an open hand, knocking the victim to the ground. The victim did not receive any serious injuries and refused medical treatment.

After the assault, the suspect ran back to the vehicle which then drove North on Spring Road toward Washington Street, made a U turn and then drove South on Spring Road to Southgate Drive. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a dark-colored Chrysler 300 with shiny rims. In addition to the suspect, there appeared to be two or three other subjects in the vehicle.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective R.L. Taylor at the Virginia Tech Police Department at (540) 231-8121.

We ask that you promptly report any suspicious activity and be aware of your surroundings at all times.


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