Police seek assault suspect

Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Suffolk police are seeking help identifying a man who assaulted an employee at the Hilton Garden Inn in North Suffolk two weeks ago.

The incident occurred on Sept. 30 between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m., according to a city news release. The unknown male, who was not a guest at the facility in the 5900 block of Harbour View Boulevard, entered the hotel lobby.

When he was approached by a staff member in a stairwell, the man jumped on the victim and cut him with an unknown object before fleeing on foot.

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The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, according to the news release.

The man is described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, between 25 and 30 years of age and keeping close-cut hair. In the surveillance video, he was wearing a dark, V-neck T-shirt, long, light-gray sweatpants, and black shoes.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text the keyword SPDVATIP and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.