Columbus police are asking the public’s help to find the suspect in a physical assault from over the weekend.
The suspect, who appears on security footage investigators released to media, is accused of assaulting an employee of a local hotel in North Columbus, according to a Columbus Police Department press release. The suspect had allegedly been harassing guests at the hotel by knocking on doors. He attacked the employee when the employee confronted him.
The employee was treated for injuries at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle before being released, the press release says.
The video released shows a bearded, African-American man in a black shirt and a head covering.
“We have a good clear picture of the suspect,” said Police Chief Fred Shelton in a prepared statement. “Someone knows who this is, so all we ask them to do is to call us and give us the name. The information will be held confidential.”
Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151 or leave a tip through the P3 app for smartphones.
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