Man assaulted Friday night on Southside, left with large spots of blood

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A man was assaulted Friday night while walking eastbound away from the Graduate Berkeley hotel on Durant Avenue, according to a UCPD Nixle alert released Saturday morning.

UCPD officers saw the man walking westward on the 2600 block of Channing Way and noticed that his head, face and shirt had large spots of blood on them, according to the alert.

The man said in the alert that he had been at the bar in the Graduate Berkeley hotel on Durant Avenue 10 to 15 minutes earlier and had left the bar to smoke a cigarette. While outside, he was allegedly approached by three to five Hispanic adult men wearing gray or black hooded sweatshirts, who yelled something along the lines of “Oh, you think you’re banging up here?” according to the alert.

One of the suspects punched the man, knocking him to the ground, and the suspects then began to kick him as he lay on the ground.

Berkeley Fire Department found that the man had a one-inch laceration on his left temple, according to the alert, but the man then sought medical attention on his own. UCPD officers searched the area but found no one.

UCPD asks anyone with information about this incident to call 510-981-5900.

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