Police are investigating a horrific attack that left a man covered in blood from a severe cut to his neck early Tuesday morning in the 300 block of E Republican.
According to the police report on the attack, the victim remembered little of the assault when medics responded just after 1:30 Tuesday morning. Medical personnel believe the man was either cut with a knife or a hatchet leaving a “severe laceration to the left side of his neck, from the mid-line rear side of his neck almost all the way to the mid-line front side of his neck.”
The circumstances of the assault aren’t yet clear but a friend who was with the man told police they had been out drinking at a local nightclub when they met two males — one described as a white male, 5’8″, 180 pounds and wearing glasses, the other, a Hispanic male, 5’9″, 165 pounds and in his twenties. The victim reportedly planned to go home with the Hispanic male. The next time the friend spoke with the victim, according to the report, he was hysterical and crying on the phone. Another witness described the scene to police:
Another friend of the victim reached out to CHS about the incident and said the victim is recovering and is an employee at Neighbours. The friend said that tips collected at the bar Sunday night will go to help cover the victim’s expenses.